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State Supreme Court upholds 2011 redistricting maps

Nearly a year after hearing arguments on appeal, the N.C. Supreme Court today ruled that the legislative and congressional district maps drawn by the 2011 General Assembly satisfied the state and federal constitutions, ending a bitter fight led by a host of civil-rights organizations and left-leaning advocacy groups. In a press release, Sen. Bob Rucho,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

As state lawmakers and the McCrory administration continue to debate the future of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Katherine Restrepo offers suggestions about potential positive reforms. That’s a highlight of the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Christie Herrera of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability discusses a new poll that suggests N.C. officials could payContinue Reading

GAO: State and local government budgets in trouble

According to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, state and local governments are going to have a tough time making ends meet.  GAO researchers wrote, One way of measuring the long-term fiscal challenges faced by the state and local government sector is through a measure known as the “fiscal gap.” The fiscal gapContinue Reading

Voter suppression? You can’t prove it by this year’s turnout

People trying to prove that election laws passed by the General Assembly last year amount to minority voter suppression are going to have a hard time with this one: African American voter turnout increased in this year’s general election compared to the latest midterm election in 2010. According to data just released by the StateContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legislative committee vote this week threatens the prospects for Medicaid reform in 2015. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains how entrenched interests benefit from North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. lawmakers’ continuing debate over the future of Medicaid. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why picking taxpayers’ pockets won’t improve the economy.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

New leaders will take office in the N.C. House of Representatives next month. Becki Gray profiles those new leaders during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato shines light on North Carolina’s excellent ozone report for 2014, and Princeton University physics professor William Happer challenges global-warming alarmists’ “myth” of carbon pollution. Plus you’llContinue Reading

NCAE seeks “meaningful dialogue” with Republican legislators

In a piece titled “Holding True to Our Vision of Excellent Schools,” Rodney Ellis, President of the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), laid out a new vision for the organization and their advocacy activities.  He writes, As we begin to prepare for the 2015 Legislative Session that will gear up in January, I also thinkContinue Reading