Archives: Paul Chesser

  • Black Pleads Guilty to Corruption

    RALEIGH — Former House Speaker Jim Black, in a plea agreement with the United States Attorney, admitted guilt in federal court yesterday to "corruptly accepting things of value concerning programs receiving federal funds."…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…