Wake County teachers and parents are hoping that when Governor Perdue reveals her budget proposal this Tuesday, the cuts will not go any deeper than the proposed 3 percent cut in ... Keep Reading
Wake school budget needs a close look
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wake County School Board members were told to expect an additional $20 million in budget cuts, on top of the original $20 million reduction that was ... Keep Reading
Red State Catches Monkey Fever
It seems the folks at Red State have notice our cocaine and monkeys article and have written a post about it. They also were quite creative in coming up with the following image to ... Keep Reading
Cocaine for Monkeys Getting Media Attention
WSOC in Winston-Salem did a story last night on Civitas' Brian Balfour's Top 10 Worst Federal Stimulus Projects in NC: ... Keep Reading
Stimulating North Carolina
According to NCRecovery.gov, North Carolina will receive approximately $8.9 billion from President Obama’s stimulus plan passed in February 2009. It ought to be easy for Governor ... Keep Reading
State Auditor and use of a State Car – and waste!
Today I posted a report about State Auditor Beth Wood using a state car and not following procedure on reimbursing the state. I did not address the whole question of why we provide ... Keep Reading
“In These Times”?
The News and Observer on Friday exposed the Raleigh City Council for holding a $10,000 welcoming suaree for themselves at the beginning of the new council terms. While many ... Keep Reading
Does She Really?
Gov. Bev Perdue is honoring veterans today by pandering for military votes telling businesses that they should hire more veterans by participating in a new program called "I Hire ... Keep Reading
Revisiting Golden LEAF
Yesterday, the NC Auditor's office released a new audit detailing some deficiencies in the operations of the Golden LEAF Foundation. Of note: There is a risk that potential ... Keep Reading
Dell to Cost Taxpayers an Additional $53 million
In what has to be seen as a somewhat bizarre and highly questionable decision, the NC DOT has decided to continue with its plans to expand a Winston-Salem road that leads to the ... Keep Reading