Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,946)

  • New at CJO: Lawmakers debate medical malpractice reform

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the General Assembly’s consideration of medical malpractice reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • NCICL rebuts governor’s justification for money transfers

    From the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law: RALEIGH, NC. March 15, 2011—Today, lawyers with the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL) received and reviewed a memorandum prepared by State Controller David McCoy in which he claims the Governor’s plan to raid the Employment Security Commission…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • New at CJO: Bills would end legislative dynasties

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on legislation that would prevent N.C. legislators from serving unlimited terms as the top House or Senate leader.
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • If the statute of limitations runs out on a Sunday …

    … you might get another day to file your lawsuit. In one of the new opinions posted today from the N.C. Court of Appeals, a unanimous three-judge panel reversed a lower court and ruled that the former director of plant operations at Livingstone College could proceed with a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • Familiar names top the state’s tax burden list

    If you’ve read the lead story at, you’ve learned the highlights of the John Locke Foundation’s latest By The Numbers report on local government tax-and-fee burdens. Joe Coletti discusses some of the key findings in the video clip below.
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • Easton outlines union woes

    Nina Easton’s latest Fortune column offers some sobering data for union activists: Among independent voters, who determined the 2008 election and are likely to do so again in 2012, labor support has plunged to 42% from 54% in early 2007. While more than half…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • Fortune columnist echoes Hood’s argument

    Read Allan Sloan’s latest Fortune column, and you’ll note that his politics differ from those of John Locke Foundation President John Hood. Still, Sloan’s argument that New York and New Jersey can’t fill state budget gaps with tax increases brings to mind Hood’s argument that “…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011
  • Saying no to health insurance exchanges

    Anthony Greco has reported on legislative efforts to design new health benefit exchanges, and Joseph Coletti has told us why that’s a bad idea. Writing in the latest National Review, Michael F. Cannon of the Cato Institute adds to Joe’s arguments: There is simply…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011