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Sales Tax Referendum Back On?

Last week, it was reported HERE that we may have been saved from a referendum fight over increasing the local sales tax.  The NC Senate was looking to pass a bill that would cap local option sales tax at 2.5%.  Since Mecklenburg already charges that, the referendum would essentially be voided. However, due once again [...]

July 21, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Why You Should Write In John Rhodes

Splitting the conservative vote by supporting a candidate other than the nominee is a controversial activity indeed. Despite the Republican Party undermining real conservatives and conservative values on a regular basis, those of us refusing to yet again lend them our support in their quest for authority are considered the traitors and political heretics. Well, [...]

July 21, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

A Couple Action Items…

Hello friends! I’m obviously more of an activist than a journalist, so I figured I’d share a couple items that my fellow activists might be interested in. First, an invitation to a townhall meeting sponsored by WidenI77.org. Think the signing of the first contract with Cintra made HOT lanes on I-77 a done deal? Think [...]

July 17, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

NC Constitutional Amendment to be on the Ballot in November

Should you be able to opt out of a jury trial?

Consider this a public service announcement for PunditHouse readers. How many of you were aware there was going to be a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November? I only found out about this amendment referendum in early April of this year so don’t feel bad if you answered in the negative. I have asked [...]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,House Specials | Read More »

Cornelius: NCDOT Presents HOT Lanes Plan

Many residents attended the July 7 meeting of the Cornelius Board of Commissioners after learning that the NC-DOT was scheduled to present their plan for the construction of i-77 HOT lanes. Citizens expressed concerns over the cost of the tolls, invoking the term “lexus lanes” as an illustration that the HOT lanes would generate a [...]

July 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

North Meck Mayors + Speaker Thom Tillis (aka The HOT Lanes Bucket Brigade)

When the I77 HOT Lanes issue once again caught fire two weeks ago with the release of new information from NCDOT on potential toll rates, things got hot around North Mecklenburg among elected officials as well. As reported here last week, Davidson’s Town Board declined to have a special meeting to discuss the issue.  What may be even more [...]

July 3, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Political Shenanigans in Cabarrus County. What is Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Thinking?

Citizens of Cabarrus County are asked to contact all members of the North Carolina House of Representatives and respectfully request that they vote to “NOT CONCUR” with the senate version of HB1218 when it comes back to the house.  This matter will come up in the next scheduled session of the House which is Monday [...]

June 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Common Core in NC: What’s Happening?

Recap on Common Core: The main issue is grant funding that was given to our state with strings attached. The Race to the Top Phase II federal grant mandated the implementation of standards common to a majority of states. The RttT agreement was a 3-part initiative: common standards, student data mining, & school reform/transformation – [...]

June 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Building the ‘Tillis is offensive” Meme

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan’s campaign is highlighting her Republican challenger’s comments about “traditional” North Carolina voters in building a narrative that Thom Tillis is divisive and offensive. The latest addition for this meme came from an old appearance Tillis made on a Charlotte public television show: Williams: Let’s start fairly broad with the Republican Party. You watch— [...]

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

NCGA Chambers Battle Over Sale of NC Ocean Jurisdiction

Through a provision within the House-proposed state budget, some NC lawmakers are urging the adoption of a Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) between NC Marine Patrol and the federal government. Adoption of the agreement would mean that the NC Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will receive federal funds (previously estimated at $150,000 – $200,000 annually) in [...]

June 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas | Read More »

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