NC General Assembly

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Naturally, teachers are upset about bonus

    State revenue is an estimated $4 billion short, but public school teachers don’t care. Over a million North Carolinians applied for unemployment benefits, and many private and nonprofit employers have cut employee hours and eliminated positions.  Nevertheless, public school teachers are spending their summer months complaining about their pay on…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a watered-down patient visitation bill. John Trump’s Daily Journal labels Gov. Roy Cooper’s response to the pandemic inconsistent aand unacceptable.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Real-World Impact: Economic Devastation For Business Owners

    The desperate plea of small business owners in North Carolina continues to go unheard by Gov. Roy Cooper, who on June 24, doubled down on prohibiting private bar owners from operating their businesses. Zack Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association reacted: The worst fears of many…
    Donna Martinez, June 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public schools that reopen this fall won’t look exactly the same as those that shut their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Terry Stoops analyzes proposed changes in school operations for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts highlights the importance of primary care during…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on state Health Secretary Mandy Cohen’s criticism of the proposed No Patient Left Alone bill. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper seems lost in his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 pandemic already has injected an unexpected element into North Carolina’s 2020 elections. Now the looting and riots linked to recent protests in the Tar Heel State could affect elections as well. Rick Henderson analyzes the potential impact for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020