Anna Manning

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  • CJ reports: Strach out, Brinson Bell in at elections board in what GOP calls partisan move

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: The State Board of Elections ousted Executive Director Kim Strach Monday, May 13, on a party line vote, naming Karen Brinson Bell of Charleston, South Carolina, to replace Strach effective June 1. Strach served six of her 19 years with the state board…
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
  • Today’s Daily Journal, “Certificate of Need: Government picking winners and losers”

    JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: When you keep the supply of a service artificially low, incumbent providers aren’t subject to competition and gain more market power than they otherwise would. The natural consequence is less access and higher prices.
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
  • CJ reports: Rep. Chuck McGrady says he won’t seek re-election in 2020

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal: Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, won’t seek re-election when his term expires next year. He’s now serving his fifth term in the N.C. House. “Serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life; my gratitude…
    Anna Manning, May 13, 2019
  • Daily Journal: State ranks high in college funding

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a larger share of total revenue. But our state…
    Anna Manning, May 13, 2019
  • Research Update: How Restrictive Should N.C. Make Its Licensing of General Contractors?

    Justified or arbitrary? JLF’s Jon Sanders assesses potential new rules for general contractors: A bill before the General Assembly (Senate Bill 55) would create new continuing education requirements for general contractors. Currently, the state doesn’t require any continuing education for general contractors. So right from the start, this…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
  • Daily Journal: General Assembly prepares for long, hot summer as budget battle looms

    JLF’s Becki Gray writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the folks on Jones Street. After a week of subcommittee meetings, full appropriation consideration, input from the finance side, two rare Friday sessions, and two full days of debate, on Friday, May…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
  • CJ reports: Pitt County, Vidant Medical Center move to end UNC oversight

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: Vidant Medical Center in Greenville has blocked the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from appointing any more members to the hospital’s board. The move blindsided the BOG. VMC holds a close relationship with East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, serving as…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Focusing on outcomes rather than inputs in N.C. education

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai weighs in for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Amid the hoopla surrounding educational inputs in North Carolina, it’s nice to hear some state lawmakers focusing attention on educational outcomes. A couple of outcome-focused bills caught this observer’s attention last week. Those bills attracted far less scrutiny from…
    Anna Manning, May 7, 2019