NC General Assembly

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State Rep. Greg Murphy’s win this month in a Republican runoff completes the candidate lineup for Sept. 10 special N.C. elections. Voters will fill vacancies in the 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Modest certificate-of-need reforms may get Senate vote

    According to recent article in Carolina Journal by Julie Havlak, certificate-of-need (CON) legislation, HB 126, passed the Senate Health Committee on Monday. The bill, Havlak writes, would: loosen restrictions on buying medical equipment, and CON laws would be lifted from kidney disease treatment facilities, psychiatric care and chemical dependency…
    Brenee Goforth, July 18, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: How to resolve budget impasse

    This week, political analyst John Hood wrote a commentary in Carolina Journal on the current budget impasse. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the General Assembly’s budget proposal last month, so, until a resolution gets passed, some services will go unfunded. They include: One-time needs, additional funds for enrollment growth, appropriations needed…
    Brenee Goforth, July 18, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate passes alcohol reform bill; awaits governor’s signature

    On Tuesday, July 16, the N.C. Senate approved Senate Bill 290, according to a story by Carolina Journal’s John Trump. The bill, among other things, would: allow brewers to offer tastings at farmers markets and removes a limitation on sales at the state’s craft distilleries. The bill allows restaurants…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on approval of a state alcohol regulation reform bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers ideas for resolving the state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    LISTEN: JLF’s Becki Gray makes case for certificate-of-need repeal, reform

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, explained to the N.C. Senate Rules Committee today why it’s a good idea to move forward with reform and eventual repeal of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Click here to listen to Gray’s comments.
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the first day of testimony in North Carolina’s latest partisan gerrymandering trial. Lindsay Marchello reports on legislation that would block people from holding mobile phones while driving. The Daily Journal highlights a new report that urges policymakers to focus…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Quoted in Forbes Article on Budget Standoff

    North Carolina’s budget standoff has been receiving national attention, and the John Locke Foundation has been the resident-expert on this debate for many of those trying to make sense of it all. Most recently, Forbes contributor Patrick Gleason utilized comments from JLF’s Becki Gray when writing his most recent commentary…
    Brenee Goforth, July 15, 2019