Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 29)

  • Soda taxes… For the good of society?

    From JLF’s Dr. Roy Cordato on soda tax: The fact is that, apart from paternalism, there is no rigorously meaningful justification for taxing soda or other sugared products separately and more intensely than anything else. If consumption of these products impose costs on others as social programs are meant to…
    Anna Manning, October 22, 2018
  • FIND IT HERE: JLF’s Latest Spotlight Report on GenX and it’s Threat to Southeastern NC

    Last year, North Carolinians were alerted to the discharge of a relatively new, unregulated chemical compound called “GenX” as well as other similar compounds in the Cape Fear River. In an in-depth Q&A, JLF’s Jon Sanders analyzes how state officials reacted to the public health crisis in…
    Anna Manning, October 22, 2018
  • Democrat Johnson, Republican Smith battle for open House District 16 seat

    Carolina Journal reports on the two candidates vying for the open House District 16 seat: State House District 16, Pender and eastern Onslow counties. Carson Smith. Occupation: Sheriff of Pender County. Education: Topsail schools. Career highlights: 34 years of public safety experience. Pender County emergency management coordinator/fire marshal during…
    Anna Manning, October 22, 2018
  • CJ reports: Wayne County school picked as second addition to Innovative School District

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports: Carver Heights Elementary in Goldsboro might be the next school to join the Innovative School District if the State Board of Education approves the recommendation. David Prickett, a spokesman for the ISD, confirmed Carver Heights was selected. The state education board will get the…
    Anna Manning, October 19, 2018
  • N.C. attorney general requests operational documents from e-cig maker Juul

    News & Record reports: North Carolina’s attorney general is following the lead of the Food and Drug Administration commissioner in investigating the marketing and operational practices of Juul Labs Inc., maker of the top-selling electronic cigarettes. Josh Stein said Monday he wants Juul officials…
    Anna Manning, October 18, 2018
  • Carolina Journal reports: Elections board recommends possible prosecution of Democratic Rep. Moore

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: State elections officials referred four-term state Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Mecklenburg, for investigation and possible prosecution, saying there was “clear and convincing evidence” he failed to report more than $141,000 in election campaign receipts and expenditures. The nine-member Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics…
    Anna Manning, October 18, 2018
  • Hurricane relief session may mark only temporary break from partisan fights

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the $793 million Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act on Tuesday, Oct. 16, following unanimous legislative passage. An N.C. State University political science professor says not to expect the good vibrations to last. “We see these things fairly frequently,…
    Anna Manning, October 17, 2018
  • Shaftesbury Event: Wrestling with the Flim-Flam Man: Business Fraud in American History

    On Monday, October 22nd at noon, Duke Professor Edward Balleisen will discuss his recent book, “Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff,” which traces the evolution of American institutions dedicated to curbing deception in the marketplace. We hope to see you there! Register here. …
    Anna Manning, October 16, 2018