Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NOT practicing what they preach: The 'encroaching powers' of state government in North Carolina

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With State Control, North Carolina Republicans Pursue Smaller Prizes.  (The New York Times, 4/6/2015)

A new frontier in hypocrisy.
But there is a new frontier in the battles over how democracy should work in North Carolina. And it is local. 

This session, bills introduced by Republican lawmakers would reconfigure a number of local government bodies around the state, prompting allegations that Republicans are gerrymandering and changing election rules at the city council and county commission levels 

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Republican hypocrisy: The "hits" to local control just keep on coming.  (2/28/2014)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board calls out Republican hypocrisy.  (2/17/2014)
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "Principles". (2/14/2014)
Yet another lesson in Republican hypocrisy.  (2/13/2014)
Another lesson in hypocrisy: Wisconsin Republicans disparage Mary Burke for her wealth.  (1/31/2014)
A lesson in hypocrisy, Waukesha County edition.  (1/29/2014)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)

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