Category Archives: Local government

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state-owned N.C. Railroad’s refusal to release records linked to its board meetings. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights innovative approaches for fighting domestic violence.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact of United Healthcare dropping out of North Carolina’s Obamacare exchange. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal assesses Raleigh’s recent debate over the future of Airbnb in the capital city.






Charlotte budget politics of the moment

Two issues: • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants money to hire another 125 officers. Does the department have the capacity to train that many officers? Why no. But the department still asked for 125 more officers anyway. Unsurprising, Charlotte City Council is likely to give the CMPD money hire fewer officers, probably 50. • AndContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online an expert’s assessment that federal judges might uphold North Carolina’s limits on municipal broadband service. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal says the 2016 campaign is highlighting distinct ideological strains in American politics.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online a legal scholar’s assessment that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 was necessary to restore privacy protections in bathrooms and locker rooms. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines an ongoing debate over the volume of testing in N.C. schools.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court’s consideration of a law allowing them to run in retention elections to keep their jobs. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal pans a plan for a new taxpayer-funded baseball complex in High Point.






The FBI releases the videos of Patrick Cannon taking bribes

Why now, and more importantly why were they previously shown to people attending the FBI’s Citizens Academy last year? Per the Charlotte Observer: The Observer and other media groups filed formal requests to get the videos after the FBI showed them to members of its Citizens Academy a year ago. Two reporters participating in theContinue Reading






Teachers insist: Don’t give us a raise

The Schools Our Students Deserve Coalition protested in Greensboro on Saturday.  They are asking state legislators and county commissioners to increase funding for instructional materials, support staff, and facilities, not salaries. Governor Pat McCrory announced this week that he’s looking to increase teacher salary, but members of the coalition say they’d prefer to see theContinue Reading