(2.12.07) Medicaid Smoking Costs Soar
RALEIGH — Despite the windfall of money states harvested in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies to treat illnesses caused by smoking, Medicaid expenditures continue to soar.
(2.07.07) No. 937: Trucking South for Elections
Some analysts who track population shifts believe the gradual relocation of Northerners to the South and West means good things politically for Republicans in those destination states. I’m not so sure.
(2.01.07) Berger Brings Film Issue to CNN
RALEIGH — A movie recently shot in North Carolina that depicts a child rape scene has revived the debate over the state's film incentives policy, and State Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger took to the national media to draw attention to the issue.
(1.30.07) No. 936: The Cost of Safe, Legal Labor
Well, at least there’s a town or two in the United States where someone who is here legally will “do the kind of work that Americans just won’t do.” One place is Greeley, Colo., where job seekers lined up to replace the illegal employees who were lost in a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in December.
(1.29.07) Lie Test Demanded for Berger
RALEIGH — U.S. Reps. Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry, both of North Carolina, joined 16 other legislators last week to ask U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to administer a lie detector test to a Clinton administration official who stole confidential government papers.
(1.15.07) Jones, Myrick Want Agents Kept Free
RALEIGH — Thirty eight House members, including North Carolina Reps. Walter Jones, R-3rd, Robin Hayes, R-8th, and Sue Myrick, R-9th, on Wednesday urged U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to direct prosecutors not to oppose a motion that would keep two convicted Border Patrol agents out of prison, pending their court appeals.
(1.09.07) No. 931: Values Apply to All Issues
Regardless of what the mainstream media would have their audiences believe, Christians apply their values across a broad spectrum.
(12.26.06) Amendment One Suit Takes Turn
RALEIGH — Lawyers in the North Carolina Attorney General’s office have asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the state’s constitutional amendment to allow local tax-increment financing, in part because they say they sought approval for the change from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
(12.07.06) Jones, Myrick Seek Action on Agents
RALEIGH — Reps. Walter Jones and Sue Myrick, Republicans from North Carolina's 3rd and 9th Districts, respectively, have joined 13 other congressmen to request that the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration conduct a hearing on the conviction of two border control agents who are due to enter federal prison in January.
(12.05.06) Zinni Points to Iraq Mistakes
RALEIGH — Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, speaking at a luncheon yesterday for the John Locke Foundation, discussed the problems he sees in the Iraq War and how the United States should proceed.