Elections (page 3)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has added Opportunity Scholarship vouchers, disability grants, and education savings accounts to its school choice program in recent years. Terry Stoops analyzes each of these choices during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti discusses a recent scandal involving local sales taxes in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Nope, no voter fraud … if you ignore the latest evidence from Texas

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist documents the latest evidence of voter fraud involving tens of thousands of illegal votes. On Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that about 95,000 non-U.S. citizens had registered to vote in Texas and that nearly 58,000 of those individuals had voted in…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2019
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    Fund sees potential battle of billionaires

    John Fund of National Review Online sees a potential for multiple big-bucks candidates in the next presidential race. [S]uddenly Democrats are facing their own possible third-party headache. Lifetime Democratic billionaire Howard Schultz, the founder of the ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks, has told CBS’s 60 Minutes that he’s close…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a gerrymandering event at Duke that looked ahead to the next U.S. Supreme Court battle involving N.C. congressional districts. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights the unfinished business of school finance reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2019
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    Forest forms ‘exploratory committee’ for 2020 N.C. governor’s race

    Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has unveiled a new video announcing an official first step in the 2020 campaign for N.C. governor. Unable to run for a third consecutive term as lieutenant governor, Forest had been expected to challenge Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    Home-state newspaper warns Bernie that he might not be radical enough for Democrats

    Aki Soga of the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press delivers some bad news to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The boldest ideas tackling inequality are coming from people other than Bernie Sanders and that may take the shine off of the Vermont senator’s aura as the leader of the progressive…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina could take a modest step toward reforming its capital gains tax. Roy Cordato recommends capping that tax at its current rate. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. As National School Choice Week concludes, Terry Stoops recaps North Carolina’s recent achievements…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    ‘No fossil fuel money’ pledge an electoral loser in 2018

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents the political fortunes of 2018 election candidates who eschewed money related to fossil-fuel interests. The vast majority of candidates for federal office in the 2018 election cycle who pledged not to take fossil fuel industry campaign donations were defeated, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019