Commissioner300x375 You are invited to a March 24th reception for Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. This event will be held at Duck Woods Country Club @ 50 S. Dogwood Trail in Southern Shores. The reception is being hosted by the Dare County Democratic Party and runs from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks will be served to attendees. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from a cash bar.This is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with Commissioner Goodwin. Please plan to join us on Tuesday March 24th…..We need to have a good idea on how many people will attend that evening so we can better prepare for the event. Reservations are required so please RSVP to me by phone or email. Call 252 256-0194 and respond to\ 1981state@gmail.com

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Dare Dems Care

“…..a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government…..”
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

To the tune of The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill with apologies to the Beatles

Hey Pinocchio Bill, what’s in your bill, Pinocchio Bill?
Hey Pinocchio Bill, what’s in your bill, Pinocchio Bill?
He sits in Raleigh passing legislation with other hacks,
Hoping voters back home won’t read the laws he enacts,
That way he can say black is white and never be attacked
All the voters sing
Hey Pinocchio Bill, what’s in your bill, Pinocchio Bill?

We always look forward to receiving news blurbs from Senator Bill Cook. They are guaranteed to produce hours of fun tearing apart the verbiage to find out the real truth behind the spin.

“Cutting the Gas Tax, Giving Teachers a Tax Deduction”, reads the banner in Senator Cook’s self-servogram. The source of this jubilation is Senate Bill 20. You can read Cook’s celebratory language for yourself. (cookinthesenate.com – Cutting the Gas Tax, giving Teachers a Tax Deduction). Here is what we found.

The gas tax under Senate Bill 20 would have been reduced from 37.5 cents per gallon to 35.0 cents per gallon and remain there until January 1, when a new formula for calculating the tax would have become effective, that is the tax cut piece Senator Cook was so happy to tell you about.

Here is what we did not find. Senator Cook’s self-servogram says: “It (Senate Bill 20) also provides a tax deduction for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of their own pockets.” Sorry, Senator, we read through the bill and could not find any such language. Perhaps you could show us where you put it?

Here is what he did not tell you. North Carolina’s gas tax is calculated using a fixed portion and a variable portion. The fixed portion is 17.5 cents per gallon. The variable portion is calculated based upon a percentage and a floor. The percentage portion is currently 7% and the floor is 3.5 cents. Our gas tax is currently 37.5 cents. Subtracting the 17.5 cent fixed portion from 37.5 cents leaves 20 cents. 20 cents is obviously greater than 3.5 cents so the 7% rate was used to calculate the tax. If you divide 20.0 cents by 7% you get $2.85 cents per gallon. This would be the price used to calculate the gas tax that is currently being assessed.

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Dare Democrats to hold Open Forum

February 18, 2015

The Dare County Democratic Party will hold an open forum at 7 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 23,  at the Town of Nags Head Commissioners’ meeting room at the Town Hall complex.   “We want your views on the 2014 campaign and how the party should prepare for the 2016 campaign and beyond,” said Party Chair Fountain […]

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Precinct meetings

February 11, 2015

Precinct meetings will be held in all precincts between Feb. 20th and March 6th. Check the website for updates on where and when your precinct is meeting: Duck Tuesday, March 3 at 6 PM at Duck Town Hall Chicamacomico Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building Kill Devil Hills Thursday March 5th and […]

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Board of Commissioners Town Hall Meeting

January 9, 2015

The Dare County Board of Commissioners has called a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Commissioner’s meeting room at the Administration building in Manteo. They are asking the question “What is important to you?” The Commissioners will be separating what the county needs from what the county wants but […]

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January Events

January 9, 2015

Events Dare County Board of Commissioners Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, January 14, 2015   Time:  6:30:00 PM Dare County Administration Building Address:  954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954 Town Hall style meeting to hear about issues of concern Democratic Women of Dare County Thursday, Jan. 15th: Social 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Captain George’s Restaurant in Kill […]

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