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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Next month’s primary election marks the first time that voters will be required to bring photo identification to the polls. But some critics of voter ID have been sending mixed messages about the new requirement. Rick Henderson discusses the controversy during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Wingate University economist Peter Frank about his goals for the Free Enterprise Now curriculum. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why a recent poll should have shared more facts with respondents about the pros and cons…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2016
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    Medicaid expansion still a bad deal

    John Daniel Davidson explains for National Review Online readers why Medicaid expansion remains a bad idea for the states who have not yet taken the Obama administration’s bait. The offer, which Obama will include as a legislative proposal in his 2017 budget, is that…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on direct primary care’s potential benefits for state workers and the Medicaid program. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains why Halifax County Schools could benefit from conservative reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2016
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    New data shows states that expand Medicaid spend more than states that don’t

    A Kaiser report shows that state’s that expanded Medicaid have spent more on the program than states that didn’t. Medicaid spending soared nearly 14 percent last year—its biggest annual increase in at least two decades—as a result of millions of newly eligible low-income enrollees signing up under the Affordable Care…
    Sarah Curry, October 22, 2015
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    New Study of how Federal Spending affects state budgets

    North Carolina is no stranger to how the federal government’s programs affect our state budget.  Take Medicaid for example, it has caused a problem for state budgets for years – and it is a federal program that receives a significant amount of federal spending.  If the federal government can’t keep…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory signing a Medicaid reform bill into law. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights a troubling addition to the state Senate’s farm bill linked to renewable energy.
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2015
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    Medicaid reform bill passes Senate

    Medicaid reform has been a topic for many years.  As the largest budget expenditure after education, Medicaid has caused budget problems for years – and now the legislature is determined to reform the program to give better care and more budget predictability.  Below is the press release that came out…
    Sarah Curry, September 22, 2015