NC General Assembly

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    What Should Voters Look For In New Election Districts?

    JLF’s Becki Gray joined the “Capital Tonight” panel to talk about drawing new election maps in North Carolina. Watch what Becki had to say.
    Donna Martinez, August 24, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislators’ reaction to this week’s public hearing on electoral redistricting. Lindsay Marchello reports on a dispute surrounding government licensing for a makeup school. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal questions a new study that suggests more physical sickness translates into greater…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2017
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    District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    JLF’s Terry Stoops looks at new data released by the Department of Public Instruction. Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in district enrollment (average daily membership). …
    Donna Martinez, August 23, 2017
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    Thursday at the General Assembly: Votes On Overriding Cooper Vetoes

    Carolina Journal reports on veto override action expected at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday. The Republican-led N.C. House is scheduled to vote Thursday on overriding five vetoes from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper has not yet had a veto sustained during his first year in office. The House…
    Donna Martinez, August 22, 2017
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    Double Bunking: See Proposed House & Senate Election Maps Here

    Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina House released its proposed redrawn election maps, which must be submitted to a panel of judges by Sept. 1. View the map here. On Sunday, the North Carolina Senate did the same. View the proposed Senate map here.
    Donna Martinez, August 21, 2017
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    Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting & Race

    On this week’s “NC SPIN,” John Hood explains the Supreme Court ruling that is dictating the redrawing of North Carolina election districts. WATCH it here.
    Donna Martinez, August 21, 2017
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    Education school enrollment increases by 16 percent

    The WUNC headline is “Enrollment At NC Teaching Programs Inches Back Up,” so one may have the impression that gains in UNC education school enrollment were trivial.  That is not the case. A five year decline in North Carolina students enrolling in teaching programs appears to be turning around.
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper wants the N.C. Supreme Court to declare parts of the new state budget unconstitutional. Rick Henderson explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the growing importance of telemedicine. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin discusses recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017