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public backlash against expensive ''green energy'' scheme
public backlash against expensive ''green energy'' scheme
 
Beaufort County Commissioners split 3 to 3 on a resolution setting county policy that no major borrowing would be done without a vote of the citizens in a bond referendum.
Beaufort County Commissioners split 3 to 3 on a resolution setting county policy that no major borrowing would be done without a vote of the citizens in a bond referendum.
 
The proposed $1.6 billion Guilford County Schools bond–and the proposed sales tax hike referendum to pay for it—were on thin ice anyway in the wake of the coronavirus.
The proposed $1.6 billion Guilford County Schools bond–and the proposed sales tax hike referendum to pay for it—were on thin ice anyway in the wake of the coronavirus.
 
North Carolina voters shouldn’t be asked to approve county sales tax increases on election days where turnout is considerably low, one expert says.
North Carolina voters shouldn’t be asked to approve county sales tax increases on election days where turnout is considerably low, one expert says.
 
In addition to choosing representatives, and deciding six statewide constitutional amendments Tuesday, Nov. 6, North Carolina voters approved more than $1.8 billion in local bonds for K-12 and community college projects, parks and open spaces, low-income housing, and street improvements
In addition to choosing representatives, and deciding six statewide constitutional amendments Tuesday, Nov. 6, North Carolina voters approved more than $1.8 billion in local bonds for K-12 and community college projects, parks and open spaces, low-income housing, and street improvements
 
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement ahead of Sunday's referendum where the Macedonian people will vote on a change to their constitution that will clear a path toward NATO accession
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement ahead of Sunday's referendum where the Macedonian people will vote on a change to their constitution that will clear a path toward NATO accession
 
Residents soon will get voting guides. They may see sample ballots, or newspaper profiles
 
A Wake County Superior Court judge wants state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin to appoint a three-judge panel to hear challenges by Gov. Roy Cooper and two left-leaning advocacy groups about four proposed constitutional amendments
A Wake County Superior Court judge wants state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin to appoint a three-judge panel to hear challenges by Gov. Roy Cooper and two left-leaning advocacy groups about four proposed constitutional amendments
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has filed a court challenge to two constitutional amendments because they “would take a wrecking ball to the separation of powers” by rewriting bedrock constitutional provisions — including the Separation of Powers Clause itself
Gov. Roy Cooper has filed a court challenge to two constitutional amendments because they “would take a wrecking ball to the separation of powers” by rewriting bedrock constitutional provisions — including the Separation of Powers Clause itself
 
Yesterday, the General Assembly convened a special session to make changes to the process by which constitutional amendments appear on the ballot
Yesterday, the General Assembly convened a special session to make changes to the process by which constitutional amendments appear on the ballot
 
Let's just be really clear about the Build NC Bonds proposal to borrow $3 billion for roads making its way, in different forms, through the North Carolina House and Senate: it's a bad idea
Let's just be really clear about the Build NC Bonds proposal to borrow $3 billion for roads making its way, in different forms, through the North Carolina House and Senate: it's a bad idea
 
On Friday, Ireland is set to hold a referendum to allow abortion in state hospitals
On Friday, Ireland is set to hold a referendum to allow abortion in state hospitals
 
In May, North Carolina voters will go to the polls, and in at least 14 counties they'll vote on tax increases
In May, North Carolina voters will go to the polls, and in at least 14 counties they'll vote on tax increases
 
At last count, 12 North Carolina counties will include an increase in the local sales tax on their May ballots
At last count, 12 North Carolina counties will include an increase in the local sales tax on their May ballots
 
Voters in numerous North Carolina counties will vote for more than candidates in their districts
Voters in numerous North Carolina counties will vote for more than candidates in their districts
 
Tuesday was a good day for alcohol proponents and supporters of bond measures
Tuesday was a good day for alcohol proponents and supporters of bond measures
 
Taxpayer advocates, public policy analysts, and Republican Party officials Tuesday slammed a Wake County sales tax referendum and characterized a proposed transit plan as a giant boondoggle
Taxpayer advocates, public policy analysts, and Republican Party officials Tuesday slammed a Wake County sales tax referendum and characterized a proposed transit plan as a giant boondoggle
 
While voters in a number of North Carolina localities will have alcohol, tax increase, and bond referendums on their minds, citizens in the Forsyth County village of Tobaccoville will be deciding whether to recall their mayor
While voters in a number of North Carolina localities will have alcohol, tax increase, and bond referendums on their minds, citizens in the Forsyth County village of Tobaccoville will be deciding whether to recall their mayor
 
Voters in Jackson County went to the polls this week and voted pretty decisively — with 64 percent saying yes — to a local-option sales tax referendum
Voters in Jackson County went to the polls this week and voted pretty decisively — with 64 percent saying yes — to a local-option sales tax referendum
 
Thank you for your support of the Connect NC bond! Our share of the funds will help make our campus more accessible to our students with disabilities and expand our facilities to meet the needs of our public safety programs.
Thank you for your support of the Connect NC bond! Our share of the funds will help make our campus more accessible to our students with disabilities and expand our facilities to meet the needs of our public safety programs.
 
North Carolina Supreme Court justices are elected, not appointed, to their post. This is in contrast to states like Arizona where appellate judges are appointed by the governor, rather than elected by voters. Whether or not either method is a good or bad idea is not at issue in a new lawsuit...
North Carolina Supreme Court justices are elected, not appointed, to their post. This is in contrast to states like Arizona where appellate judges are appointed by the governor, rather than elected by voters. Whether or not either method is a good or bad idea is not at issue in a new lawsuit...
 
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
 
While publicly lobbying for the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum that will be on the March 15 ballot, Gov. Pat McCrory and members of his administration say the measure will be fiscally prudent, reducing state General Fund debt over the next five years.
While publicly lobbying for the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum that will be on the March 15 ballot, Gov. Pat McCrory and members of his administration say the measure will be fiscally prudent, reducing state General Fund debt over the next five years.
 
An Octogenarian woman took her pre-teen grandson out to plant pine seedlings, explaining that one day they would grow into tall trees that provided shade and wood to build houses.
An Octogenarian woman took her pre-teen grandson out to plant pine seedlings, explaining that one day they would grow into tall trees that provided shade and wood to build houses.
 
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Friday in support of an upcoming bond referendum called "Connect NC." ECU is the first institution in the 17-member University of North Carolina system to formally support the $2 billion bond.
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Friday in support of an upcoming bond referendum called "Connect NC." ECU is the first institution in the 17-member University of North Carolina system to formally support the $2 billion bond.
 
Hundreds of supporters of the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum on the March 15 ballot gathered Tuesday on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus to kick off a campaign they say is essential for a growing North Carolina.
Hundreds of supporters of the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum on the March 15 ballot gathered Tuesday on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus to kick off a campaign they say is essential for a growing North Carolina.
 
Governor Pat McCrory visited Stone Mountain State Park and UNC Charlotte today to discuss the Connect NC bond referendum he signed into law, which if approved by voters in March, will invest $2 billion in education, parks, National Guard facilities and water and sewer infrastructure.
Governor Pat McCrory visited Stone Mountain State Park and UNC Charlotte today to discuss the Connect NC bond referendum he signed into law, which if approved by voters in March, will invest $2 billion in education, parks, National Guard facilities and water and sewer infrastructure.
 
Today, Governor Pat McCrory visited Stone Mountain State Park to discuss the Connect NC Bond referendum he signed into law, which if approved by voters in March, will invest $2 billion in education, parks, National Guard facilities, and statewide water and sewer infrastructure. Of that amount...
Today, Governor Pat McCrory visited Stone Mountain State Park to discuss the Connect NC Bond referendum he signed into law, which if approved by voters in March, will invest $2 billion in education, parks, National Guard facilities, and statewide water and sewer infrastructure. Of that amount...
 
Residents in Richmond County are divided on whether to pass a Nov. 4 ballot referendum raising the county’s sales tax rate by 0.25 cents to build a multi-use recreation complex for the city of Rockingham on 118 acres.
Residents in Richmond County are divided on whether to pass a Nov. 4 ballot referendum raising the county’s sales tax rate by 0.25 cents to build a multi-use recreation complex for the city of Rockingham on 118 acres.
 
Some internal docs at NCDOT are shedding some light on what happens to all of that money we shell out at the pump. For 2013-14, NCDOT got $4.4 BILLION in funding.
Some internal docs at NCDOT are shedding some light on what happens to all of that money we shell out at the pump. For 2013-14, NCDOT got $4.4 BILLION in funding.
 
These candidates have taken a position to stop the jproposed Southwest County Jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park.
These candidates have taken a position to stop the jproposed Southwest County Jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park.
 
Four Beaufort County Commissioners and two staff people traveled to Raleigh Monday (8-18-14) to hear it straight from the staff of the Local Government Commission (LGC).
Four Beaufort County Commissioners and two staff people traveled to Raleigh Monday (8-18-14) to hear it straight from the staff of the Local Government Commission (LGC).
 
The Southwest County Jail, after the final piece of the puzzle fell into place when Chocowinity's government overruled their advisory board on permitting, was a go.
The Southwest County Jail, after the final piece of the puzzle fell into place when Chocowinity's government overruled their advisory board on permitting, was a go.
 
In spite of the fact that they don't have the money to do the project they're planning, the Commissioner Jail Committee proceeded Wednesday (8-20-14) with the planning to build a project they don't have the money to pay for.
In spite of the fact that they don't have the money to do the project they're planning, the Commissioner Jail Committee proceeded Wednesday (8-20-14) with the planning to build a project they don't have the money to pay for.
 
F.H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, recently has published a timely and comparative study: The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. In it, Buckley compares and examines past and current political systems in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
F.H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, recently has published a timely and comparative study: The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. In it, Buckley compares and examines past and current political systems in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
 
Remember voting for a bond on the ballot? You know, those things city, county and the state government use to pay for things like prisons, schools, roads, and any number of things.
Remember voting for a bond on the ballot? You know, those things city, county and the state government use to pay for things like prisons, schools, roads, and any number of things.
 
Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage will present a resolution to the Beaufort County Commissioners for passage to signify their willingness to provide their citizenry the opportunity to directly participate in the democratic process on certain issues.
Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage will present a resolution to the Beaufort County Commissioners for passage to signify their willingness to provide their citizenry the opportunity to directly participate in the democratic process on certain issues.
 
Bypassing statewide bond referendums has cost North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $261 million in extra interest payments on state debt since...
Bypassing statewide bond referendums has cost North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $261 million in extra interest payments on state debt since...
 
Nov. 6 turned out to be a good day -- mostly -- for supporters of local bond referendums throughout North Carolina. Supporters of local sales tax increases across the state met with less success.
Nov. 6 turned out to be a good day -- mostly -- for supporters of local bond referendums throughout North Carolina. Supporters of local sales tax increases across the state met with less success.
 
While there's no statewide referendum for North Carolina voters to decide during the Nov. 6 general election, citizens across the state will have the task of deciding 27 separate local ballot issues.
While there's no statewide referendum for North Carolina voters to decide during the Nov. 6 general election, citizens across the state will have the task of deciding 27 separate local ballot issues.
 
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