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Mint Hill police chief: no independent lab needed for SBI

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford, who is President of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, was apart of a legislative panel that voted Tuesday on reforms to improve the state crime lab.

The lab came under scutiny last summer after a report showed that 200 cases during a 16 year period were improperly […]

By |January 19th, 2011|Police, Raleigh|1 Comment

Civitas Poll: North Carolinians support tax cuts

The Civitas Institute released a poll today showing North Carolinians are in favor of tax cuts to spur job growth by a large number. According to the live caller poll of 600 likely voters, 77 percent said they would support cutting taxes to encourage job creation even if it may require additional cuts in government […]

By |December 21st, 2010|Raleigh|0 Comments

Rep. Brawley accepting page applications for 2011 legislative session

Want to be apart of history? If you are between the ages of 15 and 19 and are in good standing at your school, you could be a page for Rep. Bill Brawley for the upcoming session of the state legislature. Republicans have control of both the Senate and House for the first time in more than a century, so this session will not be typical by any means.
Pages are hosted for one week in Raleigh as they serve on the House floor, attend committee meetings, and learn how state government operates. […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Raleigh|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