Raisins are certainly not the most inspiring topic. But for one day, the word "raisin" is synonymous with the word "freedom." That's because in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court yesterday held that the government cannot take a farmer's crops and give nothing in return. The story, which began 80 years ago in the New […]
Monthly Archives: June 2015
There's a $700 million gap between the NC House's and Senate's spending format, but the numbers only hint at the real divisions.
Several significant differences between the House budget plan and the Senate budget proposal are unlikely to be worked out before the July 1 beginning of the new fiscal year. According to this WRAL report: Speaking just after the Senate had passed its draft Thursday, President Pro Tem Phil Berger acknowledged it was unlikely the House […]
A news story is a good reminder of why government needs to be limited, as some of our supporters have pointed out. According to the AP , "A ferry designed to take school children from Corolla across Currituck Sound is about to become scrap metal without ever carrying anyone to class." Money for the project […]
Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder had a story giving one explanation about why the legislature undermined the voter ID law: a state agency had chop-blocked the state's legal case, by trying to charge for state ID's that by law were free. A bigger question might be: Why did this happen? Who's was responsible? Will anyone be […]