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Monthly Archives: April 2009

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    Finally, NC Joins the Public-Private Partnership Club

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Chris Hayes

    After seeing many other states and nations successfully construct new toll roads and bridges through public-private partnerships (PPPs), North Carolina has finally decided to take that step and hop on the bandwagon.  The N&O reports that NC has signed a preliminary agreement to have a private company build a new toll bridge to the outer […]

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    Civitas Poll: Burr 35, Cooper 34

    Posted in Polling By Chris Hayes

    Our poll this month has incumbent US Senator Richard Burr holding onto a slim one point lead over potential Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper 35% to 34%.  32% of voters say they are undecided at this point. We also asked favorability ratings of each. Burr has 33% favorable, 18% unfavorable for a net +15 […]

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    Follow the Money

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    If you want to follow how the federal stimulus dollars are being spent in North Carolina without the government spin, check out This new site is run by Capitol Monitor, "an organization which seeks to promote a better understanding of state government through increased transparency." Capitol Monitor President Perri Morgan says that her organization's […]

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    Swine Flu: What Epidemic?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Civitas Staff

    Once again, the media and the government have over sensationalized a non-issue with this swine flu panic and “epidemic.” Why would I call it a non-issue? The Centers for Disease Control told me. Well, not directly, but I did take a peek at their webpage on influenza. “Each flu season is unique, but it is […]

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    So What Changed?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Chris Hayes

    Let me take you waaaay back to April 21, 2009, just one short week before Gov. Perdue announced the budget deficit was much worse than originally thought (now $3.3 billion). According to N&O Under the Dome, Perdue told a gathering of NFIB: Gov. Beverly Perdue said the early news on the April 15 tax returns […]

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