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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.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

King City Council adopts budget

(By Keith T. Barber, The Stokes News) - By a vote of 3-1, the King City Council adopted a $5.28 million budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during a special called meeting on Monday.

Council members Charles Allen, Dillard Burnette and Brian Carico voted in favor of the finalized budget, while councilman Wesley Carter voted against it.

During a public hearing, King resident Carolyn Newsom thanked the council for “not taking the easy way out,” by not raising property taxes. She addressed the significant cuts made to the King Police Department. She said she agreed with the city council’s approach of taking a “top down” approach to cutting the department’s budget.

Newsom was the only resident who signed up to speak at Monday’s hearing.


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