NC General Assembly

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on bills in the N.C. General Assembly to free counties from COVID-19 restrictions. John Trump reports the N.C. Senate’s effort to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s school reopening veto fell one vote short. The latest CJ Opinion explains why N.C. conservatives…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2021
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    Social media: Sen. Paul Lowe will vote to sustain veto of Senate Bill 37

    Latest rumors regarding the vote to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 37: In-Person Learning Choice for Families:…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative leaders’ interest in overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a school reopening bill. John Hood’s CJ Opinion focuses on the importance of reducing health care costs.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2021
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    History suggests Democratic legislators are unlikely to buck Cooper on veto

    Parents across North Carolina shouldn’t place any bets on Democratic lawmakers helping to ensure a public school reopening bill moves forward. History suggests those lawmakers will side with Gov. Roy Cooper, who vetoed the bill Friday. Only one of the three Democratic state senators who originally voted for the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online about multiple ways N.C. lawmakers are considering expanding gun rights. Daniel Gibson’s CJ Opinion argues that conservatives have better solutions for addressing racial injustice.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2021
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    Tip of the hat to North Carolina Republican Legislators

    Leadership matters, and the chart below shows it in crystal clear terms. In North Carolina, we’re fortunate to have legislative leaders who take spending, taxing, and budgeting very seriously. Their prudent decisions over the past decade have given our state national attention and made us the model for other…
    Donna Martinez, February 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on the General Assembly’s pursuit of a “more active, nimble” internal government watchdog. UNC System President Peter Hans’ CJ Opinion promises that fiscal discipline and accountability will control university costs.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2021
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    Pandemic prescription for school kids: an education savings account

    State legislators are rightly concerned about how kids are faring in a virtual learning environment. Some may have adapted well, but others are being left behind. We can’t have that. But there’s a better way to help struggling kids than six weeks of summer school, according to Locke’s Bob…
    Donna Martinez, February 18, 2021