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    Perspective: Senate Tax Plan Is Superior To House Plan

    Last week we provided a quick primer on the differences between the operating budget plans put forth by the N.C. House, the N.C. Senate, and Gov. Roy Cooper, courtesy of Locke Fiscal Policy Analyst Paige Terryberry. You can watch Paige discuss the topline differences by clicking below and by…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2021
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    Who’s Next?

    And now you know why 1984 is a bestseller in 2021. As I pointed out recently: Free speech and free thought. If we don’t defend them, we won’t have them. Here’s what George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley has to say about the White House’s…
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2021
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    Must Be The Polls

    Tap here for more Carolina Journal cartoons. The cartoon is spot-on. Remember this ridiculous moment with White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki?…
    Donna Martinez, July 7, 2021
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    D’oh!

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    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2021
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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