Alcoholic Beverage Control

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    “It’s Always Something” In The Alcohol Industry

    This week, Carolina Journal’s John Trump wrote an opinion piece on the challenges the alcohol industry frequently faces. Just this past year, Trump explains, distilleries were faced with a potential 400% tax increase. He writes: The act, S. 362, originally part of the omnibus tax bill the president signed…
    Brenee Goforth, January 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a clash between the state superintendent of public instruction and the State Board of Education over school reading policies. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina’s alcohol industry is preparing the worst — despite recent growth.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    More North Carolinians Approve Alcohol Sales Through Election

    This week, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on the results of local ballot measures regarding alcohol sales. North Carolina is uniquely situated, Trump explains: North Carolina remains a control state, one of only 17 in the country. It’s also the only state that governs liquor locally, via…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers’ efforts to redraw the state’s congressional election map. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights lessons learned from North Carolina’s latest votes on alcohol sales.
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Becki Gray Comments on ABC Privatization on After Spin!

    This week, an installment of NCSPIN’s “After SPIN!” featured JLF’s Becki Gray. Becki spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, and president of Raleigh-based consulting firm Campaign Connections, Brad Crone, about the potential privatization of North Carolina’s alcohol sales. Gray was clearly in favor of privatization, commenting to Campbell: “I…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on stagnant N.C. public school reading schools. John Trump’s Daily Journal examines statements from defenders of the state alcohol regulation system.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has seen multiple reforms this year of state alcohol regulations. Rick Henderson analyzes those reforms and the prospects for future changes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses recent changes with North Carolina’s Innovative School District for struggling public schools. University…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019