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I have a thing to tell you, Governor McCrory

In 1937 North Carolina’s most famous native son Thomas Wolfe published a novella entitled ‘I Have a Thing to Tell You.’

In the novella Wolfe describes leaving Berlin (in which he was very popular), his departure by train, and his final understanding of what was happening to the Jews in Germany, revealed to him by a German official's arrest of a Jew who was riding in Wolfe’s car.

Given all the recent noise concerning HB2 I was reminded of Wolfe.

Here’s what he wrote so long ago:

Invest in the future, invest in education.

Our current state leadership projects a revenue surplus for the coming year. Yet they are asking all state agencies to show a 2% cut in their proposed budgets for the next legislative session.

School officials say a late August memo from Gov. Pat McCrory’s chief budget officer signals that all state departments, including the public schools, must soon present options for a 2 percent cut in their 2017-2019 budget, roughly a $173 million loss for North Carolina schools.

Let's make it three, Governor!

Governor McCrory has done the right thing by vetoing ag-gag and religious discrimination. There are a few more things that need attention - the environment, voting rights, education, expanding Medicaid .... The top of my list: the latest attack on access to abortion.

Attention to this bill has mostly focused on the proposed 72 hour waiting period - which is medically unnecessary and insulting to women who are totally capable of making their own moral decisions without intrusion from politicians.

Welcome the highest bidder!

Have we got a deal for you! The Dorthea Dix property back at NCGA!
Some people simply can't let the city of Raleigh have nice things.

A bill filed late Thursday by three Republican N.C. senators would put the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property up for bid – likely revoking a deal reached between Raleigh leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory to create a park.

McClumsy Strikes Again

McCrory was on hand to witness the school's retiring of Sam Jones' jersey. The ten-time NBA champion played his college ball at North Carolina College.

Though there are transcendent moments, politics and sports are not always inseparable. Thursday night was clearly one of those moments, as North Carolina Governer Pat McCrory was booed at a North Carolina Central basketball game Thursday night.

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