NC General Assembly

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    Gov. Cooper’s Climate Change Executive Order is Unnecessary, Panders to Special Interest

    From John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders: Since the start of the 21st century, energy-based emissions have been falling dramatically in North Carolina. Carbon dioxide emissions are down 34 percent Nitrous oxides emissions are down 78 percent Sulfur dioxide emissions are down 91 percent Why? As our state grows wealthier,…
    Anna Manning, November 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new committee investigating a controversial state fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks whether North Carolina’s attorney general is participating in a dubious environmental scheme identified recently in the Wall Street Journal.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: Lame-duck session could offer GOP last chance to push agenda

    From Carolina Journal: Now that Democrats have erased the GOP’s veto-proof majorities for the 2019 legislative session, Republican lawmakers could try to rush initiatives through a lame duck legislative session scheduled for Nov. 27, a top political observer says. Democrats gained ground by wiping out Republican legislative delegations in Wake…
    Anna Manning, November 8, 2018
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    State employees and teachers can slow growth in health costs

    New ID cards from the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees made at least one teacher angry. What exactly do the cards and accompanying letter say? State government insures itself and contracts with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to administer the program. Legislators have never…
    Joseph Coletti, November 7, 2018
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    Carolina Journal: House Democrats Have Big Night, End GOP Supermajority

    Carolina Journal reports on Tuesday’s election results. Good night for North Carolina Democrats seeking to regain some power in the General Assembly. State Democrats accomplished a major goal in Tuesday’s midterm election, breaking the Republican Party’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Unofficial results show the GOP, which has a…
    Donna Martinez, November 7, 2018
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    Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti previews an upcoming legislative committee meeting that will begin looking at questions raised by an agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. At issue is the $58 million Memorandum of Understanding announced by Cooper hours after the Department of…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Veto-proof Republican supermajorities are up for grabs in next week’s N.C. legislative elections. Becki Gray analyzes the potential impact on state policy during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson handicaps the most hotly contested congressional races. Wake Forest University philosophy professor Christian Miller explains…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    CJ reports: Top budget writer Dollar faces former PTA chief Von Haefen in tight HD 36 race

    Carolina Journal reports on one of the more competitive races this election season: One of the more high-profile state House of Representatives races in the Nov. 6 general election is the matchup between longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Nelson Dollar and Democratic challenger Julie von Haefen. The race received national…
    Anna Manning, November 1, 2018