Category Archives: NC General Assembly

Posts about the NC General Assembly

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments in N.C. Map Act reform. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights a new study questioning the value of energy-efficiency programs.

Dispatches from the trail, July 1, 2015

• Rep. Mark Meadows, R-11th District (at right), is out of the doghouse. For now. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the committee on government reform, restored Meadows to the top slot on one of that panel’s subcommittees. Chaffetz removed Meadows from the post after the Jackson County Republican voted against the House leadership onContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the group of Lake Norman area business leaders who traveled to Raleigh Tuesday to fight a plan for new toll lanes on Interstate 77. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s good that N.C. House and Senate budget negotiators didn’t rush into a bad deal.

For those interested in the debate over North Carolina’s energy policy…

…here’s an animated summary. The solar energy industry likes to impress the media and legislators with tales of how it’s like which they are somehow proud to admit is only because of government policies, such as investment tax credits and the steadily rising REPS purchase mandate. Taken together, their state and federal investment tax creditsContinue Reading

House passes continuing resolution

Late last night the NC House of Representatives sent out a press release discussing their vote on a continuing resolution for the state budget.  Below is the press release: Today the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) in order to fund State government functions through August 14, 2015 at 11:59pm. AContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the tech giants that want North Carolina to keep renewable energy subsidies flowing. The Daily Journal focuses on a book that profiles the ordinary and extraordinary men who helped secure American independence.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

As North Carolina’s state budget debate enters the negotiation stage, Becki Gray focuses on the Senate’s budget recommendations during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review discusses his recommendations for a closer alignment between conservative and libertarian political ideas, as spelled out in his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto.Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online that state legislators are considering year-round funding for community college courses. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal criticizes members of the media who’ve forgotten the importance of the First Amendment.