Voting opens today for the last grouping of bills in the first round of the Bad Bill of the Year tournament. Some great matchups this week! Cast your vote now.
Simply staggering, so much so that even the media (WRAL in this case) can't spin it: What is $1.42 trillion? It's more than the total national debt for the first 200 years of the Republic, more than the entire economy of India, almost as much as Canada's, and more than $4,700 for every man, woman […]
This latest case of "pier pressure" shows just how far our elected officials will go with little to no further planning. While there is currently no plan for design or construction (much less funding plans), Town officials in Carolina Beach have proposed a property tax increase of 1.5 cents per $100 in value to pay […]
Like many states, North Carolina has struggled to boost graduation rates at four-year public institutions. While the data do show slight improvements in recent years, overall rates are still unacceptably low. For individuals who entered the UNC sytem as freshman in 2002 (latest data available) only 35 percent of students graduated four years later; six years later about 59 percent of the 2002 freshman […]
Today’s Washington Post profiles Governor Granholm (D) the first female governor of Michigan (elected in 2002) and her priority of bringing “green” jobs to her state. In 2006, Granholm used traditional techniques, you know, $37 million in tax breaks and Super Bowl tickets for executives, to bring a solar panel manufacturer into a town that […]