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Monthly Archives: September 2010

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    30

    Fact-Checking Martin Nesbitt

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    State Senate Majority Leader Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) made some bold jobs claims in a Tuesday talk to a Democrat group in Charlotte: Nesbitt, an Asheville Democrat, also touted new figures that show North Carolina led the nation in job gains from July to August and ranked fourth in the country in gains over the last 12 […]

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    Sep
    30

    2010 Absentee Vote Update (as of 09/29/10)

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    All Data from State Board of Elections ftp site.  Visit Carolina Transparency to view absentee data by county, district and precinct. The updated absentee numbers are: Total Requests = 26,168 Dem = 8,848 Rep = 10,463 Una = 6,816 Lib = 41 Total Ballots Returned "Accepted" = 1,924 Dem = 732 Rep = 840 Una = 347 […]

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    Sep
    30

    Teachers' unions and elections

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Sean Cavanaugh has penned an interesting article in Education Week on the influence of teacher union money in this fall’s state elections. As might be expected, Democrats are receiving the majority of support from the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. Cavanaugh writes:     The unions’ political […]

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    Sep
    30

    Governor Perdue gets a D on Fiscal Policy

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking By C Harwick

    The Cato Institute today released its 2010 Fiscal Policy Report Card for state governors. How did North Carolina's do? Governor Perdue had only been in office a short time when she signed into law a giant package of tax increases to raise $1 billion a year. Middle-income earners were hit with a 2 percent surtax […]

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    Sep
    29

    2010 Absentee Vote Update (as of 09/28/2010)

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    All Data from State Board of Elections ftp site.  Visit Carolina Transparency to view absentee data by county, district and precinct. The updated absentee numbers are: Total Requests = 25,063 Dem = 8,549 Rep = 9,891 Una = 6,583 Lib = 40 Total Ballots Returned "Accepted" = 1,575 Dem = 614 Rep = 684 Una = 272 […]

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