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Monthly Archives: December 2014
This letter was sent to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors members yesterday. I hope the review of the centers is a step in returning UNC to a system which provides a sound higher education to students in a cost effective manner. Campuses across the state should be places for education, research and discussion, not political advocacy on the […]
A University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s working group has spent months reviewing more than 225 centers in the UNC system. Looking to cut $15 million from a budget, the UNC centers are often times duplicative or highly politically partisan in nature. The working group has now whittled their list down to 34 centers […]
This lengthy Charlotte Observer article looks at some of the behind-the-scenes dealings between state "economic developers" and major corporations. In short, the government agents attempting to bribe big companies to come to NC by offering them taxpayer handouts and tax exemptions not offered to other companies. In particular, the article focuses on the competition NC […]
If you want a more accurate picture of energy development in NC than the mainstream media provide, check out this story in NC Capitol Connection. Let’s look at five key factors. Is NC rushing headfirst into hydraulic fracturing? The opposite is true: the Tar Heel State has dragged its feet on the process, also known […]