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I’m still shocked – Bev Perdue

Last Thursday, Governor Bev Perdue announced that she would not run for reelection. She is one of the few Democratic governors in the nation. I think she has done an excellent job with a very contentious Republican legislature and am deeply saddened that she has decided not to run for reelection.

From the News and Observer:

Gov. Bev Perdue’s surprise announcement last week that she would not seek re-election left the party scrambling to find a nominee, creating a 100-day sprint to the May 8th primary. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton jumped in Thursday. He was joined Saturday by state Rep. Bill Faison, who announced his candidacy in Greensboro.

But what about Erskine Bowles, the former White House chief of staff and UNC system president? He wasn’t in Greensboro, but he was said to be considering the race.

“I think Erskine would be a very formidable candidate,” said state Revenue Secretary David Hoyle. “I think the business community would fall in love with that. He would be the Republicans worst fear.” (more…)

By |2012-01-30T12:25:15-04:00January 30th, 2012|State and Local Politics|Comments Off on I’m still shocked – Bev Perdue

Wages lag behind health insurance premiums

WE don’t need no stinking health care reform. This is just some liberal plot to control my life. Everyone who is working has insurance if they want it. If they don’t want it, why should we force them to have it? That’s just government control!

From the News and Observer:

North Carolinians have seen their health insurance costs rise five times faster than their salaries over the past decade, according a new report released this morning that will likely add more fuel to the health-care debate.

The report found that health care premiums in the state rose 96.8 percent from 2000 through 2009, while median individual earnings rose by 18.4 percent, according to the study by Families USA and by Action for Children North Carolina.

“Rising health care costs threaten the financial well-being of families in North Carolina and across the nation,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. “If health care reform does not happen soon, more and more families will be priced out of the health coverage they used to take for granted.” (more…)

By |2009-08-18T16:24:32-04:00August 18th, 2009|Healthcare|Comments Off on Wages lag behind health insurance premiums

NC poll – be truthworthy

New Poll from the Charlotte Observer, The News and Observer, WNCN-TV and WCNC-TV asks North Carolinians about the presidential race. Trustworthiness is the most important trait.  I’m not sure why but John McCain is the candidate that NC believes is the most trustworthy.  John McCain?  Mister it is safe in the Baghdad market?  Get real.  We need to education NC on John McCain or John McSame.

By |2008-04-05T09:48:22-04:00April 5th, 2008|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on NC poll – be truthworthy
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