Gov. Pat McCrory

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    “Voluntary Contribution” To NC? Former Gov. McCrory Interviews CJ’s Rick Henderson About Pipeline Fund

    Former Gov. Pat McCrory is staying on top of questions over the discretionary fund that is attached to North Carolina’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline deal. And he’s turning to Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson for the latest. LISTEN (interview starts at 19:25 on the show clock). Read…
    Donna Martinez, February 6, 2018
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    Listen To It Here: On His WBT Radio Show, Former Gov. McCrory Talks w/ Rick Henderson About Cooper’s Pipeline ‘Discretionary’ Fund

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson joined former Gov. Pat McCrory on McCrory’s WBT radio show Monday to talk about the $58 million ‘discretionary’ fund outside of General Assembly authority that’s part of the Cooper administration’s deal to allow construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline through eastern North Carolina. Listen…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2018
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    Why Common Core ignored cursive writing and North Carolina didn’t

    In 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed legislation that required teachers to teach cursive handwriting to elementary school students.  Since then, other states have followed suit. But cursive writing is not part of the Common Core State Standards, which North Carolina adopted in 2010 and revised this year.  Thanks…
    Terry Stoops, December 19, 2017
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    Bryson highlights North Carolina’s growth

    Donald Bryson, state director of Americans for Prosperity, provided National Review readers a counterpoint to the recent Washington Post story that didn’t include anything from the reporter’s interview with Roy Cordato. Instead of an anecdote and some “did you notice anything?” questions, Bryson offers facts and statistics. He…
    Joseph Coletti, December 14, 2017
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    What happened when I was interviewed by The Washington Post

    Earlier this week The Washington Post published an article written by a reporter named Todd Frankel, misleadingly titled “What Happened When North Carolina Cut Taxes Like the GOP Plans to for the Country.” I won’t review the article here. You can go to the link above and read it…
    Roy Cordato, December 6, 2017
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    Comparing tax packages

    Gov. Roy Cooper took to Medium today to rail against Republican tax reforms in North Carolina and in Congress. His comparisons fall flat, however, because his comparisons for North Carolina start after the $1 billion reduction in sales taxes, passed over Gov. Perdue’s veto, that had a larger impact…
    Joseph Coletti, November 30, 2017
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    US News Points to North Carolina as Tax Reform Done Right

    Writing for US News, Jared Walczak explains why North Carolina is a model for tax reform. North Carolina’s overhaul of its tax code yielded the most dramatic improvement in the “State Business Tax Climate Index’s” history, with the state’s ranking improving from 41st to 11th since 2013. More significantly,…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2017
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    The Biggest Unreported Story About GOP Governance Since 2010

    From syndicated columnist John Hood, writing in the August issue of Business North Carolina, comes data that may surprise many folks.  The new state budget allocates $3.7 billion in gas and car taxes and fees to highways and other transportation expenditures in 2017-18, with $3.8 billion authorized for 2018-19. That…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2017