Archive: Feb 2017 (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s concern that the State Health Plan for government workers is on “life support” because of massive unfunded obligations. The Daily Journal focuses on the link between regulatory freedom and economic growth in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2017
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    NC average teacher pay increased significantly since 2014

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week.  Here is a graph detailing average teacher pay trends since 2003:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
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    State education funding reaches $8.64 billion

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week. Here is a chart from that document detailing state education funding from 2003 to 2017:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
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    McCrory on NPR

    With President Trump’s recent order lifting federal protections for transgender students in mind, NPR reached out to former Gov. Pat McCrory—who, in case you’ve been in a coma for the last year—signed North Carolina’s infamous HB2. Pretty much since the Trump era Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep has been…
    Sam Hieb, February 27, 2017
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    National Review cover story touches on corporate America’s reaction to H.B. 2

    The latest National Review cover story features Kevin Williamson‘s reaction to an apparent paradox: Given that progressives profess to hate corporations, why are our corporate leaders so progressive? It is easy to understand their taking a self-interested stand against the Trump administration over things…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2017
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    Leef highlights Florida property-rights fight

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a property-rights battle involving a Florida beach. Edward and DeLanie Goodwin purchased beachfront property in 1971 and built a house on the land in 1978. They own up to the Mean High Water Line; beyond that, the beach is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2017
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    Trump Derangement Syndrome as an actual medical condition

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker delves into the health care world for his latest column. Mental health professionals are starting to open up in public about the mental health issues among liberals experiencing Trump Derangement Syndrome. The Los Angeles Times, an anti-Trump paper,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2017
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    Putting the media’s complaints in perspective

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner tweaks colleagues in mainstream media outlets. Most people think their own jobs are hard, but journalists never tire of letting people know just how crucial theirs is and how under appreciated they are. The public, as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2017