Elections (page 408)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Republican-led General Assembly aren’t alone in haggling over state education spending. Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning wants a say in the debate as well. Terry Stops explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    HB 824 Passes Third Reading

    The Nonpartisan Redistricting Process Bill passed its final reading today in the N.C. House of Representatives. The bill, although not perfect by any means, would improve the current political gerrymandering system. If the Senate confirms the bill, an independent, non-partisan board would determine the state’s jurisdiction lines. This…
    Jonathan W. Martin, June 9, 2011
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    New at CJO: House approves Electoral Freedom Act

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s vote to approve a bill easing third parties’ access to the state’s election ballot.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    Rudy ready for another run?

    William Kristol predicts it for The Weekly Standard: I’m told by two reliable sources that Rudy Giuliani intends to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. He may throw his hat in the ring soon. Rudy’s theory of the race:…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    Cal Thomas is not ready to roast Weiner

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column offers a reaction you might not expect to the Anthony Weiner controversy: There are at least two truths emerging from this tawdry episode of tweeting half and apparently fully naked pictures of the congressman to women he did not know…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on federal proposals for a new tax based on vehicle mileage. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the debate over a voter identification bill in the General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2011
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    House Election Committee Favors Board Consolidation

    The Elections Committee discussed several bills today, and of particular concern is the HB 710 which would create a new, consolidated board that will review every case in the state that deals with ethical, lobbying, and campaign finance violations. The bill’s sponsor, Representative David Lewis, affirmed that this…
    Jonathan W. Martin, June 8, 2011
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    Walter Williams doesn’t place too much trust in intellectuals

    Should the U.S. president be an “intellectual”? Before you reflexively answer “yes,” you might want to read Walter Williams‘ latest column: When Obama threw his hat in the ring, people thought he was articulate and smart and hailed his intellectual credentials. Just recently, when…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2011