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Archive for June 22nd, 2011

Tax Hike Secure, County Opens Spending Spigot

Gee. Another surprise.

Having weaseled a $70m. per year tax hike, Mecklenburg County staff have resumed spending like no tomorrow with $156m. in new debt in the wings.

Meanwhile, the county has money to give to the sorry Charlotte Knights too. Remember that when your new property tax bill hits your mailbox in October.

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The Big Cat: Put Up or Shut Up

If — if — the NFL labor unrest is fixed with a new CBA featuring a much shorter restricted period Jerry Richardson better get out his checkbook to save his franchise.

The Panthers are five or six starter-quality players away from being competitive; 10 or 12 from being good. The Big Cat would have to begin by locking up all his starters lest they leave, then add everything except S and RB. (Still cannot believe how poorly the Panthers drafted.)

And judging from the way he spends on slick rides, LB Thomas Davis is certainly counting on a big FA payday.

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