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Tucker, other senators, seek change in state constitution

Tommy Tucker, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina state senate, is partnering with Sens. Tom Apodaca of Henderson County and Pete Brunstetter of Forsyth County in an attempt to change the state constitution so that the governor would run with a lieutenant governor as a team. This is similar to the […]

By |March 7th, 2011|Politics, Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick votes to repeal health care law

In a largely symbolic act, Rep. Sue Myrick voted yesterday to repeal the health care law that was passed last year. Myrick represents the Mint Hill area in the U.S. House of Representatives. The law has surprisingly become more favorable to the American people according to recent polls.
Thirty-nine percent believe the health plan that Obama […]

By |January 20th, 2011|Politics 2011, Washington|0 Comments

Brawley to be sworn in next week in Matthews

Bill Brawley, the newly elected N.C. Representative for District 103 (which includes Mint Hill) will take the oath of office January 5th in Matthews. The event will be held at 7 pm at the Matthews Town Hall in the Commissioners Meeting Room and is open to the public.

Brawley takes the place of Jim Gulley who […]

By |December 30th, 2010|Around Town, Matthews, Politics 2011|0 Comments

Is Brawley anti-government?

Bill Brawley is already making waves in North Carolina politics despite  having been elected just a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, he was quoted by a Charlotte Observer reporter in an article called “Lean Times: The New Normal.”
“We only have so much money,” he says. “We have to prioritize the spending. If that means some things that had been funded aren’t, it’s unfortunate. But it’s not something over which we have control.”
He’s then re-quoted by Chris Fitzsimon of NC Policy Watch, a left-leaning public policy organization. Fitzsimon argues that the Republican mission is inherently anti-government and that philosophy will lead to heavy cuts in services that will directly hurt people, especially those on the lower socioeconomic rung of the ladder. His solution to the $3 billion+ budget shortfall is to find additional revenue—in other words, raise certain taxes including cigarette, alcohol, and add a new tax on services. […]

By |November 16th, 2010|Politics 2010, Raleigh|0 Comments