Jobs and economy (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that Democrats have officially nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate, the electoral campaign enters a new stage in North Carolina and the rest of the country. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact of the Biden nomination and the recent Democratic National Convention in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Gym owners blast lawmaker who voted against them four times

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses a recent social media furor involving N.C. gym owners and a lawmaker who voted against their businesses reopening. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on requests for more money from N.C. public schools at all levels. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how the COVID-19 response creates public policy options.
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal about concerns surrounding Durham Public Schools’ proposed “learning centers.” The Daily Journal explains how a court case involving bowling alleys reminds us about important constitutional rights.
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2020
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    Democrats Kick Off Convention As New CNN Poll Shows Trump Gaining

    Things are looking up for the Trump campaign. CNN released this poll Sunday night: (emphasis is mine). Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump among registered voters has significantly narrowed since June, according to a new CNN poll conducted…
    Donna Martinez, August 17, 2020
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    Football cancellations and the impact on small business

    Matt Kittle writes for the Federalist about one consequences of the Big 10’s cancellation of its football season. Downtown Madison didn’t need more bad news. State Street, the heart and soul of the capital city — typically bustling with university students and tourists in the stores, bars, and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2020
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    Martin Center column advocates GED equivalent for college degree

    Bill McMillan writes for the Martin Center about an alternative to the traditional college degree. As higher education undergoes dramatic changes thanks to the coronavirus, reformers should aim higher than expanding online education. Now is a propitious time to end the dominance of accreditation agencies in higher ed and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2020
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    New Bipartisan Florida Licensure Law Could Pave The Way For N.C.

    The state of Florida recently passed a revolutionary bill for workers and consumers. As Jon Sanders explains in his most recent research brief: Reason called it “the most sweeping occupational licensing reform in history.” The Institute for Justice said it “repeals more occupational licensing laws than any licensing…
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2020