Tag:Tim Moore

  • Tragedy of errors damages politics

    Civility and trust among North Carolina politicians were already being sorely tested, and now the controversy surrounding an override of the governor's budget veto has greatly damaged both.

  • State leaders won’t blow surplus

    House Speaker Tim Moore, Senate leader Phil Berger, and their colleagues are determined not to repeat North Carolina's sad history of spending too much during boom years and then having to raise regressive sales taxes during recessionary years.

  • Businesses vote with their feet

    Just as most North Carolinians never volunteered to become grunts in some national war over LGBT rights, most sports leagues and corporate interests never signed up for a perpetual twilight struggle.

  • Judges consider extending order blocking Senate confirmations

    A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday over whether to grant a temporary injunction blocking Senate confirmation of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet nominees. That same panel — Superior Court Judges Jesse Caldwell III, Todd Burke, and Jeffrey Foster — on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order in…

  • Legislative leaders tout half-billion-dollar state surplus

    North Carolina should end the budget year more than a half-billion dollars above revenue projections, and House and Senate Republican leadership swiftly credited their tax-cutting, and regulatory-relief policies for the positive budget news. The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget and Management released…