Carolina Journal (page 5)

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    JLF’s Don van der Vaart on WBT’s Pat McCrory Show with Bo Thompson

    JLF’s Don van der Vaart appeared on the Pat McCrory Show on WBT Radio. Dr. van der Vaart went on the show to speak with the former governor about the Carolina Journal exclusive story on the Cooper family’s solar farm property. The story reports Gov. Roy Cooper and his…
    Brenee Goforth, July 13, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Context needed on school spending

    In his most recent commentary for Carolina Journal, political analyst John Hood explains the need for context in discussions of education spending. Hood writes: The average salary of a public schoolteacher in North Carolina was about $54,000 last year, up 20 percent since 2014. That was one of the largest…
    Brenee Goforth, July 11, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Charter schools likely to become part of Leandro debate

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on the recent discussion of charter schools around the Leandro court case debate. Marchello explains: The Leandro case began in 1994, when five rural school districts sued the state, arguing they couldn’t raise enough tax revenue locally to provide an education for their students on…
    Brenee Goforth, July 10, 2019
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    New Forbes Article Highlights JLF’s Work on ABC Reform

    Forbes recently ran a piece on nationwide ABC reforms by Americans for Tax Reform Vice President of State Affairs, Patrick Gleason. Gleason’s commentary included recent reforms and reform attempts in states all over the country such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Maine, and Pennsylvania, as well as a potential federal…
    Brenee Goforth, July 9, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Community colleges deliver great value

    In his recent commentary in Carolina Journal, political analyst John Hood cautions North Carolinians not to overlook the value of local community colleges. Hood writes: Many political and education leaders in North Carolina say that our economy would be better off if our level of educational attainment was higher. They’re…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: ‘Politainment’ in the era of Trump

    Last week, guest commentator and professor at NC State University, Andy Taylor, wrote an opinion column in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on the lack of long-term vision in the Republican party despite its current political comfort. According to Taylor: Republicans are in a strong position. The party has the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Medicaid gambit won’t boost Cooper

    Recent polling on Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval ratings gives mixed signals, according to a recent commentary in Carolina Journal by syndicated columnist John Hood. Hood explains the results: [Public Policy Polling]  June 17-18 survey of 610 registered voters put the governor at 40 percent approval and 41 percent disapproval. In…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Raleigh attorneys offer quality legal services to poor from RV

    Seventy percent of North Carolina households have civil legal needs, and according to a recent story in Carolina Journal by reporter Leonard Robinson III, 80 percent of the civil legal needs for low-income populations go unmet. This lack of services means that low-income persons can often go without any…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019