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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Budget may drop 'temporary' taxes

Senators to include minimum-wage increase, pay raises in plan



The N.C. Senate's state-budget proposal will likely offer about $225 million in tax cuts that would attempt to phase out long-standing "temporary" increases in sales and individual income taxes passed in 2001, according to chamber leaders yesterday...

The proposed spending plan that Democrats expect to make public next week probably also will raise the minimum wage and offer significant pay increases for teachers and other state employees as sought by Gov. Mike Easley.


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