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    Gov Perdue Chief Advisor Admits Adding False Language in Letters

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Economics, Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    The Senate Rules Committee completed testimony this week over allegations Governor Beverly Perdue's staff falsified letters supporting funding for road projects. Click on the video report below.

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    Senate and House Finalize Budget

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Education, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Immigration, Public Safety, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

    Senate and House leaders have come to an agreement on a final version of the legislature's spending plan. All eyes will move to the Governor after this week. Click on the video report…

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    Gov Perdue Staff Accused of Falsifying DOT Support for Parkway Funding

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    State Senate Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) began an investigation of accusations Gov. Perdue's staff created misleading letters to support funding of the Mid-Currituck Bridge and the Garden Parkway near Gastonia. He introduced as evidence the letters bearing the signature of the Department of Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogden. The letters were […]

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    NC House Bill Caps Gas Tax

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    The state House Finance Committee approved HB142 which would cap the gas tax at 37.5 cents. The gas tax is currently at 38.9 but it is projected to fall to 37.5 July 1. The variable part of the gas tax is calculated by the average cost of the wholesale price of gas and diesel fuel […]

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    N&O's Solution to Everything: Give More Money to Politicians

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Recently the N&O weighed in on the potential capping of NC's state gas tax. As always, their solution: more of your money. No mention of more efficient means of distributing funding, or localizing more road responsibilities. Just throw more taxpayer dollars at it and hope for the best. The article makes a feeble attempt at […]

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