Local government

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    Gallup Survey: Black Americans Want Police to Retain Local Presence

    Well this certainly runs counter to the national media narrative. Here’s the new Gallup survey, which Gallup says included large samples of Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, weighted to their correct proportions of the population. When asked whether they want the police to spend more time, the same amount of…
    Donna Martinez, August 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about COVID-19’s impact on the uninsured. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on issues likely to drive county commissioner elections across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on enforcement questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide face mask order. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights how progressive politicians are hurting downtown areas.
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the negative impact for local governments of Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent executive orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2020
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    Charlotte Arts and Science Council still adjusting to reality

    Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The tax would have raised $50 million each year for the county, with $22.5 million going to the ASC, whose budget is currently $15.5 million. If the tax hike…
    Joseph Coletti, June 19, 2020
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    JLF’s Jon Sanders On Why Wake Forest Doesn’t Need Public Broadband

    On May 19, 2020, the Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon Sanders, submitted comments to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners on a proposal to finance a fiber infrastructure project. Sanders opposed the proposal for several reasons, namely: An uncertain economy for the foreseeable future…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on COVID-19’s negative impact for N.C. counties’ finances. John Hoood’s Daily Journal explains that riots destroy more than property.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2020
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    Audit Finds Rocky Mount Officials Wrote Off Nearly $50,000 in Utility Bills

    A recent audit centered around Rocky Mount uncovered some questionable fiscal behavior. Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington writes: Several Rocky Mount officials prevented the city’s utility payment office from attempting to collect $47,704 Mayor Pro-Tem Andre Knight owed in past due utility bills. That’s the main finding of an investigative report issued…
    Brenee Goforth, May 20, 2020