Carolina Journal

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    Tracking the State Budget: Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks With WPTF

    Now that legislative leaders have agreed to a topline number for the new state budget, we await details of how they propose to use taxpayer dollars to fund state government operations. Carolina Journal reported this week: With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2021
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    45 Coming Back To North Carolina

    He’s back. Carolina Journal reports on the return of Donald Trump to North Carolina very soon.  Former President Donald Trump will deliver the featured remarks at next month’s state Republican Party convention in Greenville. The state GOP announced the news this morning. Trump will speak at the convention…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2021
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    Veteran Journalist Donna King to Lead Carolina Journal as Editor-in-Chief

    Carolina Journal is pleased to announce the hiring of experienced journalist and accomplished political commentator Donna King as its new Editor-in-Chief. King, a North Carolina native, takes the helm of Carolina Journal as it embarks on its 30th year of providing North Carolinians with independent, rigorous, and uncompromising coverage of…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    N.C. Senate tax cut plan gives biggest break to lower-income families

    North Carolinians have been reeling from pandemic job losses and the related shutdowns. While many folks have had access to unemployment benefits and federal relief checks, it’s important to focus on the long-term outlook for financial stability and self-reliance. That’s exactly what a plan from state senators would do with…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021
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    Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    Trump’s Choice at CPAC on Sunday: Payback or Policy

    Conservative political junkies looking ahead to the 2024 presidential race will have plenty to digest over the next several days as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is held in Florida. North Carolina will be represented on Friday’s schedule, as the screen shot below shows.   But it’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 24, 2021
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    Would you vote for him?

    Those who think the stain of impeachment has relegated Donald Trump to history may be jolted by this new Morning Consult/Politico poll of Republican voters. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted at the conclusion of the Senate’s weeklong trial, a majority of Republican voters (54 percent) said…
    Donna Martinez, February 17, 2021
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    9 things legislators can do to make your life better and easier

    You want your life to be better and easier. So do we. We’re fighting for you at the state legislature with a list of 9 actions items we’re urging state lawmakers to address. You’ll find more details in our 2021 legislative agenda for a Better Carolina, but here’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 10, 2021