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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s sped-up departure and the uncertain fate of the Silent Sam monument. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights disturbing questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper and the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    Nope, no pay-to-play scheme here

    Carolina Journal was the first media outlet to raise questions about the curious timing of an unusual $57.8 million fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina. A memorandum of understanding between Gov. Roy Cooper and pipeline operators created the fund. Now, WBTV adds another piece to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina individuals and businesses will see another income tax cut this year. Individual taxpayers will also see more of their money exempted from the tax man. Becki Gray analyzes these tax changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    “If you’re willing to take a significant drop in economic activity, I would suggest that”

    Alan Greenspan isn’t wishy washy about the proposal to soak the wealthy with a 70 percent income tax — the idea endorsed by Dem. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. From CNBC comes Greenspan’s response to the congresswoman who identifies herself as a democratic socialist: Without getting into the…
    Donna Martinez, January 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the unusual absence of legal action in the fight over a controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the days of large school districts are numbered.
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    Bootleggers, Baptists, and nuclear power

    Why don't we have more nuclear power plants? In seeking an answer, Duke University economics professor Michael Munger builds on Clemson University economist Bruce Yandle's insight on the regulatory alliance between bootleggers and Baptists. 
    Jon Sanders, January 2, 2019
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    Russians and U.S. environmentalists

    This should come as no surprise to the John Locke Foundation’s Donald van der Vaart: A lawsuit seeks to uncover facts involving covert Russian support of U.S. environmental groups. Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller reports. An open records lawsuit filed against the State Department is attempting…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    Legislators point out obvious solution to Cooper’s worry about pipeline hearings

    The hearings on which the governor worries the people of North Carolina are wasting time and money on wouldn't be necessary IF the governor would be open and transparent about pipeline permits and the Memorandum of Understanding.
    Jon Sanders, December 18, 2018