"When I think about regulatory reform I think about the way the state regulates K-12 education, the way it regulates the counties, the way it regulates the towns, the way it regulates the community colleges, the way it regulates the university system-all are things we need to rethink and decide whether or not we're doing them as efficiently and effectively as possible.
As far as placing a regulatory burden on towns and counties, here's a doozie from the party of "less regulation":
Submitted by Upward South on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 2:17pm
The Grassroots Farm Team is thrilled to announce our final endorsement before the May 8th primary, D. Cole Phelps for Washington County Commissioners. Many of you know Cole, who is a vice-chair in the 1st Congressional District Democratic Party and is finishing up law school at NC Central University. He's jumped into this campaign headfirst and his small army of volunteers have already knocked on every door in the district - and are going to do it again before the primary!
We're excited to see Cole bring his experiences and perspective back to Washington County to address some of the serious challenges the county faces.
Submitted by TJ Walker on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 2:15pm
We at AmericanLP have created a new ad to spotlight Mitt Romney's hypocrisy on the issue of bailouts. By now, most observers have learned that Mitt Romney was against a bailout for Detroit. But what even many political insiders don't realize is that Mitt Romney has been the beneficiary of a Federal bailout of sorts. As head of Bain and Co in the early 90s (he had been brought back from Bain Capital to sort out the mess at the mother company), Romney was in charge of keeping Bain from imploding under a huge mountain of debt. In addition to firing lots of people (naturally), Romney also squeezed suppliers and other creditors. What's more, Bain had a $38 million loan from the Bank of New England, and that the Bank of New England had its own problems and had been taken over by the FDIC.
Submitted by southernstudies on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 2:15pm
Cross-Posted From the Institute for Southern Studies Facing South Blog
With Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich erroneously claiming that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history," we take a by-the-numbers look at the food assistance program.
Submitted by TJ Walker on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 1:55pm
Posted by AmericanLP in Press Release, Press Room
TJ Walker, founder of AmericanLP, a Democratic Super PAC, gave his assessment on the role his organization and other Democratic Super PACs have played in the 2012 campaign:
Submitted by James Inc. on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 1:00pm
I’m sorry to be a nag, but time is running short. We need you to join in the fight for the heart and soul of our state. We need you to step up and join the campaign of 100 Great Women Running for North Carolina. We need you to declare yourself to be a candidate who will work for women and families.
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