August 5, 2015

The House has topped the Governor’s request for bonds to build school and university projects.

The Senate wants to establish a fairer allocation of sales tax revenue to rural and suburban counties who are getting bypassed on economic development incentives.

And Roy Cooper is planning to repeat Mike Easley’s winning strategy that emphasized rural economic development, knowing full well he only needs small gains in traditionally Republican rural and suburban counties in order to win since Democrats always carry the urban vote.

Republicans might think about directing more of the bond money to rural and suburban counties who are left behind when 80% of incentives go to 3 urban counties. Shortchanging your voters is dumb politics. And bad policy to boot.