DON’T PAY THEM

A suggestion: The legislature should cut off salary money for Governor Cooper’s ghost cabinet secretaries. And we mean ghost secretaries because, according to Roy Cooper, they haven’t yet been appointed. Cooper is fighting tooth and nail to keep his cabinet secretaries out of the Senate confirmation room. Larry Hall no-showed again today, for the third […]

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THE LAZY AND THE GREEDY AGAINST THE NEEDY

Anyone glancing at statistics on student debt will conclude millennials are having a rough time financially. So we raised an eyebrow when the UNC Faculty Assembly trashed the Board of Governors and the Legislature for a myriad of sins, demanding accreditation agencies stop the push for reform in the UNC System. Among the sins the […]

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VOTERS SUPPORT TAX RATE CAP

According to a new poll, 68% of North Carolina voters want to limit the power of politicians to raise taxes with a Constitutional Amendment capping income tax at 5.5%. That’s a five-point increase in voter support for a tax limitation since last year. It’s a no-brainer. By reducing Governor Perdue’s sky-high taxes and leaving more […]

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HOW NOT TO SPEND THE SURPLUS

With conservative economic reforms working, North Carolina now has a half-billion dollar budget surplus. Fair minds can debate what to do with an extra $550 million. Return it to taxpayers? More Rainy Day savings? Teacher raises? All of the above? More on that in the coming weeks. Here’s what legislators should NOT do: allow school […]

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ACCOUNTABILITY? TO WHOM?

Let’s compare Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on giving parents the power to choose their child’s school. 69% of North Carolina voters support opportunity scholarships and 66% are more likely to vote for a candidate for Legislature favoring school choice.  But Cooper says “I am very concerned and have opposed […]

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BE CAREFUL ON CLASS SIZE

So now a House Committee has passed a bill allowing school bureaucrats to raise class size so they can keep using teacher money for other things. And Democrat ad makers are smiling as Republicans walk closer to the trap of being accused of raising class size and cutting teachers. Smart House members like Reps. Dixon and […]

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BUSINESS TAX CUT EQUALS PAYCHECKS

Carolina Plotthound notes an article exposing the lie that is Governor Cooper’s claim that business tax cuts are corporate giveaways. In fact, they mean jobs. The latest proof: “The business is just about as fresh to Greensboro as its pastries. Duck Donuts opened up shop on Pisgah Church Road last week, and has already seen a lot of […]

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