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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

Sue Myrick votes early at the South Park library

If you are Sue Myrick, this is about the highlight of the election season: Voting early at the library. That’s because barring a catastrophe, she will easily get reelected to represent the 9th District for Congress. Myrick is so confident in her reelection that she’s hardly spent a penny on advertising. Her opponent, Jeff Doctor […]

By |October 19th, 2010|Politics 2010, Washington|0 Comments

Is the Mecklenburg County District Attorney the ‘top cop?’

This election marks the first time since 1975 that Peter Gilchrist will not be the District Attorney for Mecklenburg County. Instead, we have two candidates–Republican Andrew Murray and Democrat Michael Barnes–vying to be the next D.A.

A debate between the two at the Charlotte School of Law School last week posed an interesting question: Is the […]

By |October 18th, 2010|Politics 2010|0 Comments

District 103 candidates debate tonight; interest heats up

Republican Bill Brawley and Democrat Ann Newman will go head-to-head tonight for the Lion’s Club debate at 7 pm at Jimmie’s Restaurant. The District 103 candidates have made a splash recently as both state Democrats and Republicans look to this race as a possible tipping point in gaining control of the N.C. House.
Meanwhile, Newman recently […]

By |October 12th, 2010|Politics 2010|0 Comments

N.C. to test new voting system for those vying for N.C. Court of Appeals

As the Carolina Journal reports, the 13 candidates vying for the single spot on the NC Court of Appeals are in an unusual race this year. That’s because when Jim Wynn was appointed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, there was not enough time to have a primary. So this year, we’ll see […]

By |October 11th, 2010|Politics 2010|0 Comments

Republicans hold rally at Jimmie’s Restaurant in Mint Hill

They are billing it as “100 days that will change North Carolina.” On November 2, we’ll know if they are right. Today was the latest stop on the Republican tour of North Carolina to raise support for N.C. House and Senate candidates. NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer, House Whip Thom Tillis, Sen. Bob Rucho and local […]

By |October 7th, 2010|Politics 2010|0 Comments