Carolina Journal (page 2)

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    Daily Journal: State ranks high in college funding

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a larger share of total revenue. But our state…
    Anna Manning, May 13, 2019
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    CJ reports: Pitt County, Vidant Medical Center move to end UNC oversight

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: Vidant Medical Center in Greenville has blocked the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from appointing any more members to the hospital’s board. The move blindsided the BOG. VMC holds a close relationship with East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, serving as…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
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    CJ reports: State audit finds poor oversight of Medicaid managed care groups

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: The state’s tax-supported managed care agencies for mental health are a mess. That’s the gist of an audit released Monday, May 6, by State Auditor Beth Wood. It rebuked the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ oversight of seven Local Management Entities/Managed…
    Anna Manning, May 7, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Governor likely to veto budget

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal: The GOP-led legislature isn’t going to include Medicaid expansion, explicitly or implicitly, in its budget. Cooper will likely veto. Then the two sides will battle it out, even past the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year on July 1. Because of a previously…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
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    CJ reports: Budget battles just getting started

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: If the state budget process seems polarized now, just wait. It could get even more quarrelsome as lawmakers contemplate how their votes might affect 2020 political prospects. Call it the Three P’s — preening, posturing, and preparing for election campaigns — and some…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
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    CJ reports: Critics of school choice in N.C. gaining ground as issue grows more partisan

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal: Yet despite all the either real or perceived — or esthetic — shortcomings, students at Raleigh Charter are performing better than most students in the state.  Supporters of school choice say that choice empowers parents to pick the best place for…
    Anna Manning, April 30, 2019
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    NCGOP Executive Director Woodhouse stepping down after state convention

    Carolina Journal reports: Dallas Woodhouse, former TV reporter and grass-roots activist, announced Monday, April 15, he would leave his position as executive director of the N.C. Republican Party after the party’s state convention in June. Woodhouse confirmed the announcement Monday morning to several media outlets. “My contract expires at the…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Manufacturing jobs on the rise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In February 2010, there were about 431,000 jobs at manufacturing enterprises…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019