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    JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson Appear on NC SPIN!

    Last week, JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson were guests on NC SPIN!. The two discussed many topics in the round-table style show with fellow guests Chris Fitzsimon, Director of The Newsroom, and Former Attorney General Rufus Edmisten and with host Tom Campbell. On After SPIN!, the show after…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2019
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    Beaufort County Now Highlights Videos Featuring JLF Experts’ Analysis

    This week Beaufort County Now published three videos featuring staff of the John Locke Foundation. The publisher’s note reads: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
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    JLF’s Rick Henderson Discussed Smokable Hemp on After SPIN!

    This month, an installment of NC SPIN’s “After SPIN!” featured Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson. Henderson spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, about the smokable hemp provision in the “North Carolina Farm Act of 2019.” Henderson stated: “When I was talking about the farm bill – the fact that…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2019
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Discusses the Budget Veto Override with WPTF’s Donna King

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson was on Donna King’s radio show. He discussed North Carolina’s budget impasse and the September 11 veto override. Henderson commented: “Representative Jackson has talked about possible legal action. We’ve been trying to figure out what he could do.” Henderson explains that Rep. Darren Jackson,…
    Brenee Goforth, October 3, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Two justices most likely to break from N.C. Supreme Court majority

    This week, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on the breakdown of North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices’ decision records. Kokai writes: You might expect a state Supreme Court with six Democrats and one Republican to end up with a lot of 6-1 decisions with…
    Brenee Goforth, August 28, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: North Carolina is a middle state

    This week, Carolina Journal columnist John Hood published an opinion piece on the context of North Carolinian politics. Hood explains, while North Carolina is commonly deemed a “moderate” state due to its highly competitive political races and its narrowly margined election results, calling North Carolina moderate is inaccurate: In the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Cooper administration blocks Istation as battle over reading contract continues

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on the recent stay placed on the implementation of North Carolina’s new reading diagnostic tool, Istation. According to Marchello: The N.C. Department of Information Technology Monday, Aug. 19, granted Amplify’s motion to temporarily stay the implementation of Istation while the dispute over the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
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    N.C.’s Illegal Drug Tax: What I Didn’t Tell You

    On August 8, 2019, I published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s Unauthorized Substance Tax in Carolina Journal. As I wrote in the piece: The unauthorized substance tax is an excise tax on controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and moonshine. …This tax brings in between $6 million and $11…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019