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Author: Will Garvey


Will Garvey Discusses Voter ID on WBT

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My Opportunity for Voter Fraud

The hot voter ID button seems to only be getting hotter these days.  Many arguments have been floating around as to why or why not HB 351, “Restore Confidence in Government,” should be passed.  I would like to share a slightly different perspective on the issue. In the 2008 General…


Government Size on the Rise? Lobbying a Telltale Sign

Here in North Carolina, lobbying is becoming a microcosm of our state’s government.  The number of lobbyists located in the state has steadily grown over the past fifteen years.  The question is why? North Carolina defines lobbying as “influencing or attempting to influence legislative or executive action through direct communication…