IT AIN'T OVER: The Democratic health care reform bill became law and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr joined his GOP colleagues in not only calling for repeal, but also obstructing other business on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile Republicans are urging a state bill or a possible lawsuit to try to undermine the health care law. Anyone who thought the debate on health care is over was wrong.
QUESTION TIME: N.C. Republican Party chairman Tom Fetzer continued his rhetorical assaults against Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue this week, pouncing on her campaign's admission that some contributions looked suspicious. Fetzer also promoted a billboard that urges Perdue to answer a series of accusatory, if not well-researched, questions.
THE ROADS ARE ALWAYS LONGER: More than half of state residents say they believe their part of the state is shortchanged on road money. If everyone gets cheated, who's getting the roads?
IN OTHER NEWS: The former longtime lobbyist for the N.C. Home Builders Association says armed conflict may be necessary if voters don't go Republican in the fall. Perdue announced a deal with IBM to scour the state's Medicaid program for fraud, waste and abuse. The state lottery is reminding ticket sellers that video poker machines are illegal.