NC General Assembly

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    GOP Election Board Members Resign, Say AG/Staff Misled Them About Settling Lawsuits

    Fair elections in North Carolina? In a story that gets to the heart of whether North Carolina will or won’t — or whether some voters will be disenfranchised — we have a stunning development reported by Carolina Journal. The day after the state announced a settlement with Democratic…
    Donna Martinez, September 24, 2020
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    NCGA’s Budget Prevents Exploding Debt, Protects Scholarships

    North Carolina recently passed the “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0” with Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature, but it is clear from what happened that the governor did not so much approve of the budget and that he begrudgingly signed it. As JLF’s Joe Coletti writes in his research brief this week: Just…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican legislative leaders and parents pushing for public schools to reopen. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal documents the political Left’s long war against the U.S. Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s criticism of Democratic colleagues who have signed a pledge that appears to support defunding police. The Daily Journal explains why the COVID-19 pandemic should prompt parents and taxpayers to ask questions about who makes N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit challenging the state’s Rules Review Commission. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. state government reserves might not be enough to cover an expected revenue loss.
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2020
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    July revenue report adds to uncertainty

    The full picture for 2019 income taxes is now available, but it does not provide much clarity about the revenue picture for the rest of FY2020-21. The latest General Fund Monthly Report from the Office of the State Controller includes the final income tax payments delayed from April. Personal…
    Joseph Coletti, September 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on cronyism linked to a deal to bring U.S. Golf Association operations to Pinehurst. The Daily Journal explains why a five-year-old court ruling could raise concerns for Opportunity Scholarship supporters.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020
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    GA Considers Taking Options from People in Financial Straits

    The response to the COVID-19 outbreak has caused an economic downturn in America. Many businesses and families will likely have to make difficult choices about their finances for months – potentially years – to come. One option available to many North Carolinians is debt settlement, a private alternative to filing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 4, 2020