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The more things change, the more they stay the same



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December 01, 2012
It seems like in North Carolina politics "the more things change the more they stay the same." Brant Clifton, writing in the Daily Haymaker points out a troubling trends already coming from the new Republican leadership in the state:
It's quite a rarity to find myself agreeing with Chris Fitzsimon. But I'm in one of those moments. (What's next? Cats and dogs living together?)

One of Chris's latest posts tackles the events on Jones Street — naturally — from the left, but does raise a real interesting point:

[...] McCrory has weighed in with a bewildering answer to an interesting issue brewing in his hometown. Officials with the Charlotte Panthers appear to be looking for state support for renovations to their stadium.

The Charlotte Business Journal reports that McCrory was asked about state funding for the renovations are a recent event in Charlotte and said "I have no idea. No one's approached me." Surely McCrory has an idea about whether or not he would support spending state taxpayer money on a football stadium in his hometown.

Two powerful legislative leaders from the Charlotte area, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Finance Chair Bob Rucho, have indicated they do support using state money to upgrade the stadium. That's an odd position for two alleged stalwarts of fiscal conservatism who were recently troubled by the recent decision by Governor Bev Perdue to expand slots in NC PreK for at-risk four year olds.

At least Tillis and Rucho have their priorities straight. [...]

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    Not surprized!!
    December 01, 2012 | 07:48 AM

    And I'm glad the stadium renovation has become an issue. It will, in my opinion, be the litmus test for determining the strength of backbones of our new Governor McCrory and the NC Republican legislative leaders. It will also serve us to determine the strength of their character.
    Keep this in the news and force them to publicly announce their intentions on this issue.

    npc
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    Funding
    December 01, 2012 | 09:22 AM

    They will fund it the same way they spent the money on Jeanettes Pier in Nags Head. That is just the way the government works.

    Frances
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