Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 8)

  • LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke No. 47, “Making sense of North Carolina’s criminal code”

    Mention the word “crime,” and most of us think about murder, robbery, rape, or assault. But North Carolina’s criminal code extends far beyond such basic, easy-to-understand crimes. Mike Schietzelt has joined the John Locke Foundation recently as criminal justice fellow. He’s devoting much of his time to a project designed…
    Anna Manning, April 4, 2019
  • The latest from CJ: Bill blocking State Health Plan reforms passes House

    The latest from Carolina Journal on the State Health Plan: The state House passed a bill Wednesday, April 3, limiting State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s plans to make the State Health Plan more solvent. But the bill may not get a hearing in the Senate, letting Folwell move forward. House…
    Anna Manning, April 4, 2019
  • CJ reports: Republicans reversing course on government role in rural broadband?

    Carolina Journal reports on bills designed to decrease government’s role in rural broadband: North Carolina for many years has been a battleground over government-backed broadband services. The issue seemed to be settled in 2011, when the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed the Level Playing Field Law, which severely restricted…
    Anna Manning, April 4, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Momentum builds toward ABC reforms, but don’t get cocky

    Carolina Journal‘s John Trump writes for Daily Journal: Lawmakers this session have filed what amounts to a jumble of bills designed to ease restrictive Prohibition-era rules enacted in the first half of the 20th century. These bills, including an omnibus measure filed Tuesday in the House, would allow distillers…
    Anna Manning, April 4, 2019
  • CJ reports: Bill would give each N.C. teacher $400 for classroom supplies

    Carolina Journal reports: The state would bypass local school districts and give each N.C. public school teacher access to $400 for classroom supplies under a bill unveiled Wednesday, April 3. “Every year … around $50 million is sent to local school boards to pay for supplies for classrooms,” said…
    Anna Manning, April 3, 2019
  • CJ reports: NCGOP Chairman Hayes, donor Lindberg indicted in insurance commissioner bribery scheme

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal: A federal grand jury indicted N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, political donor Greg Lindberg of Durham, and two Lindberg associates on charges of wire fraud, bribery, and making false statements to law enforcement agents. The four allegedly orchestrated a scheme in…
    Anna Manning, April 3, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Placing the ‘national average’ debate in context

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: In 2017, the latest year in which numbers are available from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average private-sector salary was $48,986 in North Carolina. The national average was $55,338. North Carolina’s average stood at 88.5…
    Anna Manning, April 2, 2019
  • CJ reports: ‘Read to Achieve’ gets a legislative reboot

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: In 2013, North Carolina launched “Read To Achieve, which was supposed to help lagging kids reach literacy by third grade. Six years and $150 million later, the state has seen little success. Republican legislators are ready to try again. On April 1, Senate leader…
    Anna Manning, April 2, 2019