Jobs and economy (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal reports on the vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto and place a photo voter ID requirement into law. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal exposes a key problem with most economic impact studies for taxpayer-funded projects and programs.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the challenges facing the University of North Carolina System’s new interim president. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the difficulty of measuring public views about trade.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    ‘Losing’ Apple doesn’t mean NC is a loser. Far from it.

    In the last decade, North Carolina policymakers have adopted economic growth policies. We’ve witnessed impressive results from it.
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. legislators have loosed restrictions on the state’s targeted tax incentive program for economic development. Jon Sanders explains why that’s a bad idea during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops offers a firsthand account of North Carolina’s charter school development process. UNC-Chapel Hill business…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the bill that would shake up membership of boards overseeing N.C. elections and ethics enforcement. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal ponders N.C. incentives and Apple’s decision to locate its new expansion in Austin.
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018
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    Boy, am I glad Apple went elsewhere, too

    The jaw-dropping extent of North Carolina's incentives package for this "transformative" project would have eclipsed its benefits for North Carolinians.
    Jon Sanders, December 13, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one UNC Board of Governors member’s concerns about a “strike” tied to Silent Sam. The Daily Journal highlights divisions within the N.C. Republican Party over the state’s targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
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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