Category Archives: NC General Assembly

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New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. congressional reaction to President Obama’s immigration executive order. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the selection of new N.C. House Republican leaders, contrasting his own perspective with that of the “Eeyore Caucus.”

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

During a recent visit to Raleigh, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard offered a John Locke Foundation audience his analysis of 2014 midterm election results. Kristol also discussed the election’s ramifications for public policy over the next two years during an interview for this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear from oneContinue Reading

A scientific approach to predicting the next Speaker of the N.C. House

On Saturday, House Republicans will decide who succeeds Senator-elect Thom Tillis. To make my prediction, I used an online Magic 8 Ball.  Here is how it played out. John Blust – “My sources say no” Justin Burr – “Outlook good” Leo Daughtry – “Outlook not so good” Bryan Holloway – “Don’t count on it” TimContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online that low-productivity degree programs at UNC schools are hard to end. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why state policymakers should focus on long-term growth.

In case you missed him …

Rick Henderson analyzed for Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” Gov. Pat McCrory’s relationships with social conservatives and top legislative leaders.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the commission charged with replacing Common Core school standards has no money to do its work. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal reports on the opening stages of North Carolina’s latest state budget process.

Leadership and civility in N.C. politics

As a Democrat, state Rep. Rick Glazier of Cumberland County will spend the next two years in the minority party in the N.C. House of Representatives. Glazier knows he and his colleagues won’t have the votes to drive state policy debates, but he hopes the House can conduct debates with civility and as much bipartisanContinue Reading

How Much does NC Spend?

When we think of the state budget, we mainly focus on the General Fund.  That is the funding source for education, Medicaid, and a number of other familiar state government services.  But what about all those other non-General Fund expenditures?  For example, transportation and the employment security commission are two large expenditures that are notContinue Reading