Carolina Journal (page 6)

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    John Locke Foundation Headquarters Has Moved To Midtown Raleigh

    Update Your Contacts With Our New Office Address As of June 10, the John Locke Foundation has moved to midtown Raleigh near North Hills. We are now located at 4800 Six Forks Road, #220, Raleigh, NC 27609. Our phone number (919-828-3876) and staff email addresses…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2019
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    CJ reports: Cooper signs bill letting craft brewers distribute more of their own beer

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal: It was only appropriate. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, May 30, signed into law House Bill 363, the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act, the result of a compromise among mid-sized craft brewers and the N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. “It’s…
    Anna Manning, May 30, 2019
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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