NC General Assembly

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their $23.9 billion General Fund budget for 2018-19. Becki Gray analyzes the budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how a federal process called “equitable sharing” thwarts North Carolina’s protections against civil…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest N.C. legislation targeting human trafficking. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal pans feminist activism masquerading as higher education.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Build NC Bonds to become law

    Triangle Business Journal reports Gov. Roy Cooper is set to sign into law the Build NC Bonds. The program to take on as much as $3 billion in new debt without taxpayer approval could be a factor in the state’s bids for Apple and Amazon, the paper said.
    Joseph Coletti, June 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online about property owners who are still waiting for the N.C. Department of Transportation to pay them for takings linked to the Map Act. The Daily Journal explains why a voter identification requirement would place North Carolina squarely within…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2018
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    NASBO: N.C. has largest rainy day fund balance in Southeast

    The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Fiscal Survey of the States Spring 2018 is out! With a rainy day fund balance of over $1.8 billion, North Carolina has the best funded rainy day fund of any state in the Southeast.  Florida is second with $1.4 billion. North…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on cost questions linked to a proposed N.C. constitutional amendment strengthening victims’ rights. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of learning about alternative political views.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2018
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    Cooper’s latest vetoes create potential confusion for judicial election filing

    Gov. Roy Cooper waited until after state lawmakers adjourned business for the week before issuing two election-related vetoes Friday night. The vetoes add a wrinkle to Monday’s planned opening of the judicial election filing period. Carolina Journal Online offers details here.
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship school vouchers have a “positive, large, and statistically significant” impact for low-income students. That’s according to a new report from N.C. State University researchers. Terry Stoops assesses the report’s significance for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018