NC General Assembly

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    More North Carolinians Approve Alcohol Sales Through Election

    This week, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on the results of local ballot measures regarding alcohol sales. North Carolina is uniquely situated, Trump explains: North Carolina remains a control state, one of only 17 in the country. It’s also the only state that governs liquor locally, via…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
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    Cooper has vetoed more than twice as many bills as any other N.C. governor

    With four new vetoes announced this morning, Gov. Roy Cooper now has used his veto stamp 42 times. That’s a record for N.C. governors and more than twice as many as the 20 vetoes Bev Perdue issued in her single term in the executive mansion. Mike Easley vetoed nine…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s election maps could be set for state House and Senate races. But lawmakers must redraw the state’s congressional map after a recent ruling from a three-judge Superior Court panel. Rick Henderson addresses the latest developments in the state’s ongoing redistricting dispute for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Vaping for Winston-Salem Journal

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai commented on the recent efforts by the NC General Assembly to increase taxes on e-cigarettes for the Winston-Salem Journal. The article’s author, Richard Craver, explains: An amendment to Senate Bill 557 submitted by state Rep. Gail Adcock, D-Wake, in the House Finance Committee would have…
    Brenee Goforth, November 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers’ efforts to redraw the state’s congressional election map. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights lessons learned from North Carolina’s latest votes on alcohol sales.
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the N.C. General Assembly wrapping up much of its work for the year. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why name-calling won’t help Gov. Roy Cooper respond to recent blows to his administration.
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Assaulting a referee can carry a more serious criminal penalty than assaulting your neighbor. That’s one of the quirks of N.C. law that could be addressed by an ongoing criminal law reform project. Mike Schietzelt discusses the progress of that project for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican N.C. legislators approving teahcer pay raises over Democrats’ objections. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal probes the largest problems facing N.C. schools today.
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019