Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley has been defeated by Dan Forest for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor. Forest faces Democrat Linda Coleman in the general election.Read full article » No Comments »
Wake school board member John Tedesco has defeated Richard Alexander for the Republican nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction. He faces Democrat June Atkinson in the general election.
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One finding was a Treasury employee in the Office of Thrift Supervision had used work IT resources to solicit prostitution on Craigslist. The IG found the employee met with prostitutes on three occasions. The employee, a human resources specialist with 36 years of federal service, retired in Oct. 2010.
Drew Matus, economist for UBS Investment Research, has this to say to Businessweek about the economy and uncertainty. He was asked who is more uncertain – employers or workers.
Matus suggests job creators are more nervous, and workers pick up on their anxiety. Most Americans work for small businesses, and with small company owners often just down the hall from their employees, it’s fairly simple to figure out if the boss is worried or not. And small business owners are worried about everything from rising health-care costs to taxes.
Well, yes. The job creators are cast by the current administration as bad guys who aren’t responsible for their own success, who don’t deserve their success, and who certainly aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes. What’s more, the same administration — whose economic policies have prolonged economic misery in this country — is now promising to take even more from these small business owners because they have been deemed “rich.” On top of that, the costly web of regulations known as Obamacare looms. So are small business owners anxious? Of course they are – and with good reason. Policies have consequences. One of the consequences of the growth in government power is that business must try to shield itself from policies that punish success. In the end, it is the workers who lose when their employers must concentrate on insulating the business from assault rather than on ramping up the business for the future. What a shame.Read full article » No Comments »
The Weekly Standard”s blog headline says it all:
Low turnout is the expectation for today’s primary runoff election and that means those who vote will have a big impact. Now is your opportunity to give your beliefs a voice.
Roll Call has a good recap of the three congressional runoffs that will be decided today.
Democrats have one statewide runoff on the ballot — for Labor Commissioner.
Republicans have four statewide runoffs on the ballot — for Lt. Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, and Secretary of State.
Below is the complete list of runoff races, courtesy of the N.C. Board of Elections.
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 8 – REP (Richard Hudson, Scott Keadle)
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 9 – REP (Jim Pendergraph, Robert Pittenger)
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 11 – REP (Mark Meadows, Vance Patterson)
NC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – REP (Dan Forest, Tony Gurley)
NC COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE – REP (Richard Morgan, Mike Causey)
NC COMMISSIONER OF LABOR – DEM (Marlowe Foster, John C. Brooks)
NC SECRETARY OF STATE – REP (Kenn Gardner, Ed Goodwin)
NC SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION – REP (John Tedesco, Richard Alexander)
NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12 – REP (Don Davis, Ronald Rabin)
NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 21 – DEM (Billy R. King, Robert B. Clark III)
NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 41 – REP (Jeff Tarte, John Aneralla)
NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 44 – REP (Chris Carney, David Curtis)
NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 6 – REP (Mattie Lawson, Arthur Williams)
NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 32 – DEM (Nathan Baskerville, Jim Crawford)
NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 109 – REP (Wil Neumann, Dana Bumgardner)