Local or federal: Taylor fails to comply to regulations

In addition to the numerous banking and ethics violations attributed to Representative Charles Taylor’s (R-11) Asheville-based Blue Ridge Savings Bank, the Congressman has also been found in violation of several FEC regulations, Asheville housing and zoning codes and occupancy permits.

Taylor’s opponent, Highlands attorney John Armor has enumerated Taylor’s many inconsistencies in his personal asset filings, but Taylor also has filed inaccurate FEC campaign finance reports, as well as used campaign funds for personal expenses.

Taylor repeatedly refuses to pay property back taxes

Jackson County moved to garnish Congressional wages


North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor (R-11) received forestry tax breaks on land owned in Jackson County, NC. In 1998, when requested, Taylor refused to submit a land management plan to prove it warranted that tax break.

He also has has a history of failing to pay property taxes in Haywood and Transylvania counties. Transylvania County failed to collect some of the back taxes owed because a 10-year time limit had run out. Haywood only received the moneys owed when they ordered the sheriff to collect the money in 90 days or sell the land.

Taylor's history of ethical and moral breakdowns

Beginning this afternoon, I will be posting a series of summaries of different incidents history of North Carolina's Rep. Charles Taylor (R-11) failures as a representative, as a businessman and as a citizen.

While each entry will be compilations from previously published articles, I feel there needs to be some place on the web (or anywhere else, for that matter) where the bulk of this information has been compiled.

I will try to keep track of my sources within or at the end of each document. But, with the massive amount of material, I am sure to make errors or oversights. I will try to correct these as noted.

More Craziness (This Time Outside of Raleigh)

Pinehurst police officers arrested a man who was hiding in the crawlspace of a woman's house. "He carried a knife, machete, hatchet, saw, power drill, ski mask, gloves, duct tape and ties." Find out what this has to do with Richard Morgan. (Hint: he's not the stalker.)

N&O considers mental health

There's a joke in that headline somewhere, but the subject isn't funny in the slightest. And today's lead editorial in the N&O joins the rising chorus of voices calling for mental health reform. Good on 'em.

North Carolina's mental health system exists to serve fragile people with stubborn, often complicated illnesses. Helping those sufferers isn't cheap, and the costs are driven up even further when help for people with developmental disabilities and drug and alcohol addictions is included.

The state rightly is reforming its system of mental health care delivery, but the complexity of the endeavor means it can't be done in penny-pinching mode. Reform envisioned by the Department of Health and Human Services will keep clients closer to home and give local mental health agencies the money and authority to treat residents in their areas. State-local coordination will be key.

NC Health Care Recommendations: State Health Plan

On April 11, 2006, the North Carolina House Select Committee on Health Care released recommendations for the 2006 legislative short session. Many of them will be controversial, and taken together they have the potential to significantly change the way that North Carolinians access health care and insurance (and how much we pay). Some of these topics are pretty technical, but no less important for their difficulty. I'm hoping that these posts will begin a conversation on the best course for North Carolina's efforts at healthcare reform.

I'll publish the recommendations of the six subcommittees in six posts, along with some of the background information from each report. The subcommittees are:

NC Health Care Recommendations: Access

On April 11, 2006, the North Carolina House Select Committee on Health Care released recommendations for the 2006 legislative short session. Many of them will be controversial, and taken together they have the potential to significantly change the way that North Carolinians access health care and insurance (and how much we pay). Some of these topics are pretty technical, but no less important for their difficulty. I'm hoping that these posts will begin a conversation on the best course for North Carolina's efforts at healthcare reform.

I'll publish the recommendations of the six subcommittees in six posts, along with some of the background information from each report. The subcommittees are:

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed