Carolina Journal (page 9)

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    Who is supposed to collect the ACP payment?

    The $57.8 million payment agreed between Gov. Cooper and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline partners remains in limbo and a new investigative committee will “probe Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal. From committee debate, it appears nobody knows, or will say, whether the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2018
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    John Hood’s Daily Journal: Silent Sam Must Be Restored

    What comes next in the Silent Sam story? Columnist John Hood has a thoughtful commentary on the options for Silent Sam, and a recommendation. To allow the mob to achieve its objective would reward criminality, weaken the rule of law, and set a dangerous precedent. What might the…
    Donna Martinez, August 29, 2018
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    CJ Reports: Supreme Court Candidate Anglin Says He’ll Drop Out If He Loses In Court

    The latest on legal wrangling related to North Carolina’s November ballot, reported by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin has offered to withdraw from the race if the courts don’t restore his affiliation as a Republican to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Anglin hand-delivered a…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2018
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    CJ Commentary: Big Almond and Big Coconut aren’t pulling the wool over your eyes

    Is it milk or is it something else? And do consumers realize that milk is milk, and other stuff doesn’t come from an animal? That’s the nut of the debate here in North Carolina and in Washington D.C., as Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains: The farm bill became law…
    Donna Martinez, August 2, 2018
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    Can small towns be saved?

    A number of towns and cities have gone overbudget and lack the staff or oversight to successfully manage their finances warned State Auditor Beth Wood and Revenue Secretary Ronald Penny at a recent Local Government Commission meeting. The biggest problem is their small size. In the most recent estimate from the…
    Joseph Coletti, July 31, 2018
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    “The Tax-and-Spend Health-Care Solution”

    That’s the title of a WSJ opinion piece by economist John Cochrane. As he explains in the subtitle, “Honest subsidies beat cross-subsidies. They’d encourage competition and innovation.” Here’s an excerpt: Why is paying for health care such a mess in America? Why is it so hard to fix?…
    Jon Guze, July 30, 2018
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    Do Local Newspapers Save Taxpayers Money?

    Readers of the Raleigh News & Observer might not believe it, but despite its editorial support of higher taxes and government spending, its very presence may help keep spending and taxes lower than they could be. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Notre…
    Joseph Coletti, July 25, 2018
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    Ballots Won’t Include Captions Describing Constitutional Amendments

    How will your November ballot look? Six constitutional amendments will be on the North Carolina ballot, and you will be asked to approve or reject each one. Tuesday’s special legislative session determined the wording on the ballot, as Carolina Journal reports: In a special session convened with less than…
    Donna Martinez, July 25, 2018