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    Dec
    23

    An Open Letter to the UNC BOG

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Francis De Luca

    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 […]

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    Dec
    22

    UNC BOG – Move Ahead With Center Review

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    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 […]

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    Oct
    29

    Illegal Mailers in Hagan Tillis Senate Campaign?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged ,

    Two mailers in the Hagan Tillis race have hit mailboxes in the last few days appear to violate federal and state laws: 1. They do not Identify who paid for the mailer as required by federal law (FEC) 2. They likely violated state lobbying laws as they are soliciting others to call a state official (Speaker […]

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    Jun
    17

    Who Is Endorsing Rev. Barber's Moral Monday Demands?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca

    The short answer is NOBODY actually supports Rev. Barber except for his protesters! As documented by Brian Balfour, and others, the demands of the "Rev" William Barber will add up for NC Taxpayers to the tune of around $10 Billion. That is a lot even by Dr. Evil standards. At yesterday's protest we asked legislators and Protest leaders (Picture […]

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    Jun
    05

    You won’t believe what the head of the NC Chamber said about Common Core

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Staying with the untested Common Core education standards, which 45 states are using, is somehow being “competitive”? Yes that is what Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the NC Chamber (35,000 members) said according to the Raleigh News and Observer when he said "HB 1061 sends a signal to job creators in North Carolina and every […]

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