Category Archives: NC General Assembly

Posts about the NC General Assembly

The most important graphic you’ll see today

Later today, the N.C. General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division will discuss their new report, “Improved Administrative Program Monitoring by the Department of Public Instruction Can Save Over $19 Million Annually.” The report is noteworthy for those of us in the education policy world, but one figure, in particular, should be of interest to all taxpayers:Continue Reading

Down payment on advocacy coalition’s teacher pay plan? $430 million

Last month, a coalition of seven organizations presented a four-part teacher pay plan to the North Carolina General Assembly’s Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force.  Backers of the plan included the following advocacy organizations: North Carolina Parent Teacher Association Professional Educators of North Carolina North Carolina Association of Educators North Carolina Association of School AdministratorsContinue Reading

In case you missed him …

Jon Sanders debated Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-New Hanover, on the topic of state film incentives during the latest edition of Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.”

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s use of Tax Day to help tout benefits of North Carolina’s recent tax reform package. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why state legislative leaders are right when they defend North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarship program against legal challenges.

Academic research backs fiscal conservatives’ approach to boosting economic growth

Scouring 681 peer-reviewed academic journal articles published since 1990, John Hood reaches a clear conclusion: The research supports fiscal conservatives’ preferred state and local policies for boosting economic growth. Hood offers details in a new report. You’ll learn details here and by watching the video clip below. Hood will also discuss his research, especially theContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The arrest of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon on federal corruption charges shocked the Queen City’s political establishment. Rick Henderson discusses the Cannon case in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses North Carolina’s film tax credits, and you’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate about another targeted state tax incentive: the JobContinue Reading

PEFNC launches “One of 4500″ campaign

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House District 57 Democratic primary. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal examines the future of Obamacare’s individual mandate.