Daily Archives: June 9, 2011
The Nonpartisan Redistricting Process Bill passed its final reading today in the N.C. House of Representatives. The bill, although not perfect by any means, would improve the current political gerrymandering system. If the Senate confirms the bill, an independent, non-partisan board would determine the state’s jurisdiction lines. This independent board would send its proposal toContinue Reading
David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Senate has approved a streamlined measure to lift the state’s existing 100-school cap on public charter schools.
President Obama will visit North Carolina on Monday. Why? Josh Kraushaar explains Obama’s reelection strategy in the National Journal here. Sometimes the spin from the White House is more telling based on what isn’t said than what is. That seems to be the case today, with President Obama‘s re-election advisers pitching the case that VirginiaContinue Reading
Chris Edwards tells us the updated DownsizingGovernment.org features “essays on unemployment insurance, job training programs, labor union laws, and trade adjustment assistance.”
Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s vote to approve a bill easing third parties’ access to the state’s election ballot.
Over the past year or so the Carolina Journal has published several articles concerning the large number of boards and commissions in North Carolina, many of which are unnecessary. C.J. editor Rick Henderson wrote a column about the need for elimination of many of the over 400 boards and commissions. John Locke’s Don Carrington also published a reportContinue Reading
Jeffrey Moss, the superintendent of Lee County schools, seems to have no regrets for ordering students in Tramwell Elementary School to write their representatives in Raleigh, urging them not to adopt the GOP budget. One of the students engaged in this civic exercise was the 8-year-old daughter of Republican state Rep. Mike Stone, and StoneContinue Reading
According to the Charlotte Observer, Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt this afternoon sent around a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board. It suggests that most Southern states are increasing spending on education, not cutting it, and that North Carolina is cutting at all levels of education more deeply than other states. The SouthernContinue Reading