Carolina Journal

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    General Assembly Reconvenes Today. Here’s What You Can Expect From Carolina Journal

    The General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday, and Carolina Journal’s reporting team is ready. We’ll bring you issues and angles you’re not likely to find elsewhere — things that impact your life, your wallet, your family, your business. Watch here as Rick Henderson, CJ‘s Editor in Chief, takes a quick look at what you can expect online, in print,…
    Anna Manning, January 29, 2019
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    Daily Journal: School Choice Gets Personal

    John Locke Foundation’s Dr. Terry Stoops tells his personal school choice experience for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal today. A great story you don’t want to miss. National School Choice Week takes on a special significance for me this year.  The charter school that my wife and I co-founded,…
    Anna Manning, January 21, 2019
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    Becki Gray on Capital Tonight: 2019 Brings New Dynamics To General Assembly

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses political factors that will influence the 2019 N.C. legislative session. Gray offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH Becki Gray, and then turn to JLF’s Policy Solutions for a…
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
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    Mitch Kokai on C-SPAN: Key Issues Facing North Carolina As 2019 Begins

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses North Carolina’s 9th District congressional dispute and Gov. Roy Cooper’s political prospects for 2019. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH Mitch Kokai talk about North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
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    Are Teachers With Advanced Degrees More Effective?

    Thoughtful piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the important role that evidence and data should play in making public policy. But Hood rightly points out that human nature can never be discounted when it comes to interpretation of data that does — or doesn’t — comport with one’s…
    Donna Martinez, December 31, 2018
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    Political reporting in state capitals

    “For those who have an appetite for politics and the free time to pursue it, this is a journalistic Golden Age,” Alan Ehrenhalt, senior editor of Governing magazine, writes. “For the ordinary voter who thinks about politics only at election time, it is more like a Dark Age.” Ehrenhalt…
    Joseph Coletti, December 6, 2018
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    Local debt means future taxes

    A simple change to ballot language and another small change in ball could have huge impacts on local borrowing. Dan Way reported for Carolina Journal that “Debt fared better than taxes in local referendums.” Only one bond referendum failed. Wake County alone received permission from voters to issue $1.017 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, November 13, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: House Democrats Have Big Night, End GOP Supermajority

    Carolina Journal reports on Tuesday’s election results. Good night for North Carolina Democrats seeking to regain some power in the General Assembly. State Democrats accomplished a major goal in Tuesday’s midterm election, breaking the Republican Party’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Unofficial results show the GOP, which has a…
    Donna Martinez, November 7, 2018