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    State Treasurer Cowell Involved in Yet Another Pay-to-Play Scheme with Erskine Bowles

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Yesterday's International Business Times calls into question some of State Treasurer Janet Cowell's decisions and transparency over the past few years in her role overseeing the state's pension fund. Specifically, it examines the new "Innovation fund" Cowell created in 2010 and how it has benefitted political allies – specifically Erskine Bowles. From its inception, the […]

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    State Employee Group Files "Pay to Play" Complaint Against State Treasurer Janet Cowell

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    From the State Employee Association of North Carolina (SEANC) website: The State Employees Association of North Carolina today announced the filing of a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower for possible breaches of the SEC’s “pay-to-play” rule involving State Treasurer Janet Cowell, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles […]

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    What Rep. Stam Really Said

    Posted in Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The news media and the left have been all in a flutter about comments by Rep. Paul Stam asking for a definition of "sexual orientation." Read the actual transcript below. Note that none of the other lawmakers would yield the floor for a question. Then compare his actual comments to the media accounts. SB 793, […]

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    Group Launches Ad Criticizing Roy Cooper's "Petty Politics" on Coal Ash

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    Carolina Rising has released this new ad critical of NC Attorney General Roy Cooper's involvement in the Duke coal ash spill. “North Carolina’s fight to keep rivers clean from coal should be free from politics, but Roy Cooper can’t help himself….” the ad states. The ad continues “Even Democrats say Cooper is playing petty politics […]

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    Moral Monday Strikes Its Tent

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    So it was just a show all along. At the Monday rally at Halifax Mall, the Rev. William Barber announced that it was the last Moral Monday rally. It was no longer going to be Moral Mondays, he said. Now it was "a Moral March … to the polls!" So the protesters aren't a powerless, […]

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