Tag:Pat McCrory

  • N.C. Cuts Save Taxpayers Billions

    Here’s a statement that North Carolinians of all political stripes can agree is a fact: Gov. Pat McCrory and the state legislature have enacted the largest tax cut in the history of North Carolina. Conservatives celebrate this fact. Liberals decry it. Since the GOP won control of the state legislature…

  • March 15 Primary Election Field Set

    Rick Henderson on key primary races such as Gov., Lt. Gov. & Council of State seats; Kari Travis on protests against new UNC leader; legislators discuss NC's unfunded liability for retiree benefits & whether to end the tier system for economic development…

  • Anger Is Not Enough

    You can understand why Republicans are desperate to change the direction of federal policy. And you can understand why Democrats are similarly motivated in North Carolina.

  • Six Trends to Shape 2016

    When trying to concoct statistical models to forecast the outcomes of presidential elections, political scientists run dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of simulations.

  • Time to Strike a Good Deal

    While it would have been better to pass a final budget deal before June 30, it’s more important that the budget be a good one. The two chambers and the governor now have some time to get it right.

  • Polls Mixed On McCrory

    There have been four polls publicly released over the past two months that asked either personal favorability or job approval questions about the governor.

  • Senate Plots Right Course

    A significant share of North Carolina's revenue surplus is likely one-time money. It ought not to be used to create new programs that might require future tax hikes to sustain.

  • GOP in the Deep End

    The North Carolina GOP is in deep trouble — or so say the Democrats and left-of-center commentators who are rooting for the Republicans currently leading the state to bicker, fall out, and fail.