Carolina Journal (page 2)

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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
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    JLF In The News: JLF Researcher Jordan Roberts And CJ Reporter Julie Havlak Quoted In Forbes

    This week, the John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts and Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak were quoted in a recent opinion piece in Forbes, written by Patrick Gleason . While the piece discusses claims made in a congressional political race in North Carolina, Gleason also looked at the N.C. General Assembly’s passage…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019