So reports the Charlotte Observer. Currently still on the fence are David Howard, Dan Clodfelter, and Becky Carney. Interesting to see if Cannon’s announcement — and make no mistake, Cannon is the instant frontrunner — is enough to discourage any of them from getting into the race.
In North Carolina, a legislator accidentally pushed the wrong button on her vote-making machine and now the state will be open to fracking operations. Even though Rep. Becky Carney realized she'd hit the wrong button almost immediately, she was not allowed to change her crucial, outcome-changing vote. Suddenly, I feel a bit better about my [...]
A bit of serendipity in North Carolina: Fracking is now legal in the Tar Heel state thanks to House Democrat Becky Carney, who accidentally pushed the wrong button. Her vote gave Republicans the 72 votes they needed to override Governor...Show More Summary
North Carolina state Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg) cast the deciding vote to override the governor's veto of a bill legalizing the controversial drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state -- and she says it was an accident. Show More Summary
We all make mistakes, but our errors are rarely made law. That is what happened in North Carolina when state representative democrat Becky Carney accidentally pushed the wrong button whilst casting the deciding vote on a key fracking bill. Even worse, House rules prohibit changing a vote that would affect the outcome. Read the rest of North Carolina [...]
Democratic North Carolina lawmaker Becky Carney just made a work mistake so epic it’s almost impossible to imagine. After staunchly opposing the controversial practice of natural gas exploration, aka “fracking,” in her state, all she had to do was hit the red “NO” button her desk to veto a bill that would have allowed it to go forward. Show More Summary
North Carolina State Representative Becky Carney, a staunch opponent of the state's fracking bill, turned out to be the deciding vote in the matter. No, the bill wasn't defeated. Turns out, she pressed the wrong button and became the crucial 72nd vote. Yes, really.
North Carolina state Rep. Becky Carney (D) "cast the deciding vote to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto on a bill to advance natural gas exploration," the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "The problem? She opposed the bill. Voted against it days earlier. Show More Summary
All Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg) had to do was press the red button and North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue's veto of a bill legalizing fracking in the state would have remained in place. More »
A North Carolina lawmaker says she feels "rotten" after accidentally voting to override the veto of a bill to legalize fracking—the controversial technique of extracting natural gas—in the state. Rep. Becky Carney, a Democrat from Mecklenburg, said she accidentally voted late Monday to override the governor's veto after asking fellow Democrats to uphold it. The [...]
North Carolina lawmaker Becky Carney, a 10-year veteran in the state House, cast the deciding vote last night to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto on a bill to approve hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in natural gas exploration,...Show More Summary
Sorry, I don’t think that Becky Carney is that smart. I think Dan Clodfelter sniffed out the flaw in Ric Killian’s language, which would’ve potentially required special session votes on federal Uncle Sucker train cash. That provided just enough cover for Republicans on Killian’s transportation committee to say, aw shucks, we just cannot vote for [...]
Well, that was quick. State Reps. Nelson Cole of Reidsville and Charlotte’s Becky Carney are unable or unwilling to see that allowing NC DOT to effectively issue $50m. worth of state debt to help finish 485 leads to weakening state controls on debt and — eventually — to a lower credit rating for the state. Meanwhile, [...]
Says here that the Avett Brothers shot a video in NoDa yesterday. Don’t believe it. Couldn’t have happened, not according to state Rep. Becky Carney and the Charlotte Chamber. Nothing creative could possibly happen in North Carolina, let alone CLT, without a big fat subsidy from the state. Why, without a $75m. a year tax subsidy [...]