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    National Poll: Support For School Choice Is Growing

    Carolina Journal reports on a new poll from Democratic polling firm Beck Research, which looks at the broad-based support for giving parents choices in how and where their kids are educated. The results show that across the political spectrum and across backgrounds, school choice is popular.  Backing for…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Familiar faces will lead the General Assembly as it starts work again in 2019. Rick Henderson offers a legislative preview for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses the political impact of a movement to base investments on environmental, social, and governance…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a forum with N.C. lawmakers and education leaders discussing a state construction school bond. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how the partial federal government shutdown affects craft brewers and beer drinkers.  …
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Charter school facts

    Courtesy of the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools newsletter dated December 21, 2018: 109,389 students are being served by our 185 charter schools That represents 7.3% of the total public school population 50% are female and 50% are male 35 applicants to open a charter school are currently being reviewed…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2019
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    Becki Gray on Capital Tonight: 2019 Brings New Dynamics To General Assembly

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses political factors that will influence the 2019 N.C. legislative session. Gray offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH Becki Gray, and then turn to JLF’s Policy Solutions for a…
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
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    Mitch Kokai on C-SPAN: Key Issues Facing North Carolina As 2019 Begins

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses North Carolina’s 9th District congressional dispute and Gov. Roy Cooper’s political prospects for 2019. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH Mitch Kokai talk about North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. General Assembly has adjourned officially after overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s last two vetoes. The Daily Journal explains why two recent N.C. Supreme Court rulings defy projections of a partisan court pursuing Democratic Party goals.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Republican-led General Assembly has had success in recent years cutting tax rates, increasing spending on high-priority items, setting aside money for a rainy day, and still balancing the state budget. They’ll face new challenges in the new year. Joseph Coletti dissects those challenges in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018