Carolina Journal (page 5)

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    It’s a Slush Fund For The Cooper Administration, Folks. Details Here.

    It’s a slush fund, folks. Carolina Journal reports here on a $58 million fund outside of General Assembly authority that’s part of the Cooper administration’s deal to allow construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline through eastern North Carolina. On Friday, as the story broke, Carolina Journal’s reporting began: The…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2018
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    Shutdown Math

    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2018
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    The CSX Hub should offer a warning

    At the John Locke Foundation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the proposed CSX Intermodal Terminal planned for Rocky Mount for the past couple years.  Carolina Journal has been reporting on the story, too. In November, there were rumors that the project might be dead.  Now it’s sounding even…
    Julie Tisdale, January 19, 2018
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    Rick Henderson Recaps Key Pieces Of Hammocks Beach Property Rights Case

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, recaps key elements of the property-rights fight between the Hurst family and the state of North Carolina over land near the Hammocks Beach State Park. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH the interview here, and…
    Donna Martinez, January 8, 2018
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Reacts To Cardinal Innovations Controversy

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses the N.C. General Assembly’s reaction to state government’s takeover of Cardinal Innovations, the state’s largest behavioral health network. Gray offered these comments during the Dec. 12, 2o17, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” Watch Becki and then read…
    Donna Martinez, December 14, 2017
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    CJ: Lawmakers, DHHS officials have former Cardinal execs in cross-hairs

    Must-read story about $3.8 million in severance pay paid out to Cardinal Innovations execs. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday advocated civil and possibly criminal action against former executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, the state’s largest behavioral health network. The state wants to recoup $3.8 million in severance pay to…
    Donna Martinez, December 13, 2017
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    State Agency: We’re Installing GPS In State Vehicles To Increase Tracking

    Upon news of this audit from Beth Wood’s office, as reported by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: A state Division of Motor Vehicles inspector violated agency policy by improperly collecting pay for a 3 ½-hour daily commute, costing the state $85,000. He attributed his misdeeds to working for “a paramilitary…
    Donna Martinez, November 30, 2017
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    Failed megaport should serve as a warning

    Don Carrington has a great piece in today’s Carolina Journal about a failed megaport project in Southport on land that has lost half its value since the state purchased it. It makes me think about various other megasite projects that have drawn local government support.  Perhaps this…
    Julie Tisdale, November 28, 2017