State Government | 2012 Archive
Feb. 29th N.C. Task Force Will Study Unemployment Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH — House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, announced the launch of the task force Tuesday at a press conference. The goal, he said, is to find out how many people are cheating the system and ways to end the fraud.
Feb. 27th Perdue Associates Get Court Dates For Fundraising Violations
RALEIGH — Attorneys Juleigh Sitton, Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs, and former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard, a Greensboro businessman, were indicted on felony charges by a Wake County grand jury Nov. 28.
Feb. 24th Gov’t Reformers Urge Greater Transparency From Republican Leaders
RALEIGH — The letter asks legislative leaders to support full sunshine principles by providing clear and precise calendars for House and Senate legislative sessions and committee meetings at least five business days in advance, along with a list of the issues that will be addressed.
Feb. 24th Georgia Won Caterpillar Bid For Many Reasons, Not Just Ports
Basing economic development policies on the decisions of one company is unwise. And these decisions are made for many reasons.
Feb. 23rd DHHS Defends School Lunch Inspections
RALEIGH — The mother of the 4-year-old who first objected to the inspection of her child's lunch by West Hoke Elementary School says the school continues to give her daughter milk every day, against her wishes.
Feb. 22nd NCICL Looks to Expand Mission of Limiting Government
RALEIGH — The institute made its first big headlines in a 2005 landmark case taking on tax credits and other economic development incentives for Dell to build a manufacturing plant in Forsyth County.
Feb. 16th Chicken Nugget Furor Prompts Bipartisan Congressional Letter to Federal Cabinet Leader
WASHINGTON — The national uproar over a Hoke County 4-year-old’s recent encounter with government-paid preschool lunch monitors has prompted two members of the N.C. congressional delegation to fire off a letter expressing “strong concern” to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Feb. 10th Turning Judicial Selection Over to Special Interests
Gov. Beverly Perdue's recent executive order would help her evade her constitutional duty.
Feb. 9th Republicans Grill Education Official on School Lunch Fraud
RALEIGH — In recent months, the question of fraud in the federal government’s second largest nutrition entitlement has reached critical mass in Illinois and Georgia, where school officials are trying to weed out cheaters.
Feb. 3rd Fake But Accurate Job Numbers
Manipulation of federal employment data leads to misstatements about job gains and losses.
Feb. 3rd Don’t Forget Council of State Races
The nine Council of State members have extensive responsibilities and control a lot of taxpayer money.
Feb. 1st Despite High Spending Level, N.C. Students Struggle to Compete With Peers
RALEIGH — International comparisons show North Carolina public school students struggle to match the performance of economic competitors around the globe, despite spending levels that rank among the highest in the world. The John Locke Foundation's top education expert reaches that conclusion in a new Spotlight report.
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