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Bully Pulpit

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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Predicted DOT shortfall leaves Easley cold

The News & Observer

Gov. Mike Easley is leery of "absurd" warnings that North Carolina will fall $64 billion short of meeting its highway, transit and other transportation needs over the next 25 years.

The warnings come from Easley's own Department of Transportation.

Reporters asked Easley last week why he proposed in his 2007-09 budget to shrink the Highway Trust Fund, taking $173 million a year out of the road-building fund to help keep the state's General Fund in balance.


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