NC General Assembly

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online reports criticism of Raleigh’s housing bond referendum. CJ Online also reports on the latest developments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of North Carolina’s absentee-ballot legal dispute. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democrats might fall just short in their bid…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    No, Republicans aren’t trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum”

    Kim Mackey, a social studies teacher in Wake County, wants you to believe that the Republicans are trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum.” Mackey leaves a lot of inconvenient context out of her op-ed, including the fact that legislative changes to social studies were passed by…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
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    Tax revenue still on pace with last year

    Tax collections for the six months from April through September continue to track closely with the same period a year ago ($13.145 billion in 2020 vs $13.225 billion in 2019, -0.6%), according to the new General Fund Monthly Report from the Office of the State Controller. Tax revenue in…
    Joseph Coletti, October 9, 2020
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    National Review highlights poll of school choice in NC and other swing states

    National Review staff writer Alexandra Desanctis writes, The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports between late August and early September, surveying about 5,000 likely voters in five key swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. The survey found that between two-thirds and three-quarters of those voters support…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2020
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    GOP Election Board Members Resign, Say AG/Staff Misled Them About Settling Lawsuits

    Fair elections in North Carolina? In a story that gets to the heart of whether North Carolina will or won’t — or whether some voters will be disenfranchised — we have a stunning development reported by Carolina Journal. The day after the state announced a settlement with Democratic…
    Donna Martinez, September 24, 2020
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    NCGA’s Budget Prevents Exploding Debt, Protects Scholarships

    North Carolina recently passed the “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0” with Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature, but it is clear from what happened that the governor did not so much approve of the budget and that he begrudgingly signed it. As JLF’s Joe Coletti writes in his research brief this week: Just…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican legislative leaders and parents pushing for public schools to reopen. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal documents the political Left’s long war against the U.S. Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020