Gov. Roy Cooper (page 42)

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    Recession ahead?

    Governing magazine’s Liz Farmer finds economists are increasingly worried about the possibility of a recession. She writes that S&P sees slower growth as a more likely scenario than outright contraction, but budget timelines are not as simple. Agencies have already begun planning their budgets through June 2021—the governor will…
    Joseph Coletti, December 10, 2018
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    Political reporting in state capitals

    “For those who have an appetite for politics and the free time to pursue it, this is a journalistic Golden Age,” Alan Ehrenhalt, senior editor of Governing magazine, writes. “For the ordinary voter who thinks about politics only at election time, it is more like a Dark Age.” Ehrenhalt…
    Joseph Coletti, December 6, 2018
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    Economic Incentives Unlikely To Influence Corporate Relocations – No Surprise There!

    Senate Bill 820, approved by the NC Senate this week, would choose “economic development” policies over economic growth policies.  John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders and Dr. Roy Cordato explain the difference between economic development and economic growth and how this is not a good choice: Policies for economic development “target specific…
    Anna Manning, December 4, 2018
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    What if we monitored hurricane relief distribution?

    Before Hurricane Florence hit, Republican legislators had criticized Gov. Roy Cooper for the slow pace of distributing relief funds after 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. Research in India points to the potential for follow-up phone calls to make sure people get the help they have been promised. Just telling randomly selected…
    Joseph Coletti, November 28, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Keep state spending in check

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that although it may not be exciting, newly and re-elected law makers should act with prudence, making a responsible budget with no dramatic changes. So far this year, North Carolina’s state budget is running a surplus. There’s nothing new about that…
    Anna Manning, November 26, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper’s Climate Change Executive Order is Unnecessary, Panders to Special Interest

    From John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders: Since the start of the 21st century, energy-based emissions have been falling dramatically in North Carolina. Carbon dioxide emissions are down 34 percent Nitrous oxides emissions are down 78 percent Sulfur dioxide emissions are down 91 percent Why? As our state grows wealthier,…
    Anna Manning, November 9, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the order for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way discusses the federal government’s new waiver permitting major changes in North Carolina’s Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new committee investigating a controversial state fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks whether North Carolina’s attorney general is participating in a dubious environmental scheme identified recently in the Wall Street Journal.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018