NC General Assembly

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The lineup is set for September’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Rick Henderson analyzes Dan Bishop’s win in the Republican primary. He also looks ahead to Bishop’s contest with Dan McCready for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses interest within…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Share of state education funding

    The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2019 this week.  It’s packed with juicy data. I thought that one data point was worth highlighting: the percentage of state revenues dedicated to K-12 schools in 2016.  Only a handful of other states contribute a larger share…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
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    CJ reports: Senate passes tax cut package; measure heads to House

    From Carolina Journal: The Senate approved the Tax Reduction Act of 2019 on a 28-13 vote on Monday, May 20, and sent it to the House. Last Thursday, the bill passed its initial vote by a 26-19 margin. Sponsors say Senate Bill 622 will reduce individual and corporate taxes…
    Anna Manning, May 21, 2019
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    Online education was “the best choice I could have made”

    Great story from the Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald about a student who attends the North Carolina Virtual Academy. Growing up, Jalen Barkley dreaded going to school. Born with a speech and development delay, he was the target of classroom bullies. … His freshman year he wanted to try attending…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to the governor that would loosen North Carolina’s restrictions on craft brewers. The Daily Journal focuses on two opinion columns that could influence the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Martin Center president highlights N.C. higher ed bills

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on N.C. legislation that deals with higher education. The following … bills made the crossover deadline. Most were passed by the House. H8 In-State Tuition Pilot Program: This bill would authorize the State Board of Community Colleges to launch a pilot program…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will face a Republican primary challenge in 2020 from conservative author and businessman Garland Tucker. Rick Henderson analyzes Tucker’s electoral bid. He also discusses other developments in North Carolina’s next Senate race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts spells…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest attempt to relax North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal highlights the impact of a proposal to raise North Carolina’s standard income tax deduction.
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019