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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study that calls North Carolina a model for addressing unfunded government retireee health benefits. John Trump’s Daily Journal asks whether a lawsuit is necessary to reform North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    North Carolina as a model for OPEB retiree health benefits

    Retiree health benefits today represent a $31 billion unfunded liability for state government on top of the $10 billion unfunded liability for state employee pensions. Daniel DiSalvo of the Manhattan Institute writes in a paper released today that North Carolina could offer a model for other states…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a political debate over N.C. government’s ability to borrow money ignores looming budget pressures linked to retired employees’ benefits. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s views on school choice are “extreme.”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports on mixed news linked to North Carolina’s student reading instruction. The Daily Journal explains why a long-running state budget impasse has not generated much public response.
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. state treasurer is looking into the possible sale of New Hanover’s county-owned hospital. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why no one should despair about the absence of a state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Next Shoe Drops In the Leandro Education Finance Case

    On Tuesday, January 21, the parties in the decades-old Leandro lawsuit received a court order from Judge David Lee. Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello explains: Lee issued a 34-page order Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a meeting with the parties in the decades-old case. Leandro, a court battle that started in 1994, cemented the…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020