(9.25.12) White, Cook Battle For Coastal Seat Once Held By Basnight
RALEIGH — Whether voters elect Democratic incumbent Sen. Stan White or Republican state Rep. Bill Cook, they’ll have an advocate against proposed ferry tolls and in favor of the $600 million Mid-Currituck Bridge project. This summer the legislature postponed ferry toll increases until July 1, 2013.
(9.21.12) 10th Congressional District Race Highlights Contrasts
RALEIGH — The only thing the two candidates for North Carolina’s District 10 congressional seat agree on is that their opponent is an extremist who will move the country in the wrong direction. Redistricting added the liberal bastion of Asheville to the district.
(8.16.12) Tearing Down the Successful and Productive
Demonizing those with ingenuity and talent will lead to long-term problems for our society.
(7.26.12) The High-Poverty School Ruse
Students at less affluent schools get a lot more financial support than the conventional wisdom would have you believe.
(7.19.12) Pushing Back Against the ‘High-Poverty School’ Line
Those who complain about the lower amount of education funding flowing to schools in less affluent areas ignore special pots of money dedicated specifically to those schools.
(5.25.12) Tackling the ‘It’s All About Me’ Rule
What President Obama dubs the Buffett Rule is really just an excuse to transfer more money from private hands and into the public trough.
(5.02.12) Veteran Democrats Crawford, Wilkins Battle in State House District 2
RALEIGH — On May 8, veteran Democratic House legislator Jim Crawford will learn whether he will pay a price for joining with Republicans to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the $19.7 billion state budget. Crawford, one of five House Democrats who did so, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the newly redrawn House District 2.
(4.23.12) Three Contend for Democratic Nomination in 10th Congressional District
RALEIGH — Three Democrats are battling for the nomination for the 10th District seat in Congress, where the winner hopes to replace U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a four-term Republican they say isn’t adequately representing the needs and views of the district that sits in the southwestern part of the state.
(4.18.12) Two Republicans Seek Senate Seat Held For a Generation by Basnight
RALEIGH — Both Rep. Bill Cook and real estate broker Jerry Evans describe themselves as fiscal conservatives and say government is too intrusive. And both say residents want new blood in the legislative seat held for nearly three decades by Democrat Marc Basnight, the former Senate president pro tem.
(4.11.12) Lobbyists for Government Will Greet Lawmakers At Short Session
RALEIGH — As of March 28, eight North Carolina counties and 10 municipalities were listed as principals in the North Carolina General Assembly Lobbying Directory. The local governments are sprinkled among more than 660 lobbyists and 700 principals registered to lobby on behalf of businesses, industries, and advocates for and against specific causes and issues.