NC General Assembly

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    Are some teachers planning to protest on a school day again?

    It certainly seems that way. If teachers are planning to have a “day of action” that starts on a Monday at 10 am, then it appears that some teachers will need to take a personal day to attend. Teachers in Wake County have a workday on September 30th, but teachers in…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that there’s no easy path for a budget veto override in the N.C. Senate. On Constitution Day, Jon Guze’s Daily Journal explains why that founding document was designed to protect the United States when its leaders are poised to do damage.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Juli Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. House’s budget veto override could have implications for Medicaid expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the “tragedy of errors” linked to last week’s surprise House vote to overrde Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the animosity generated by this week’s budget veto override vote could threaten a permanent solution of North Carolina’s redistricting problem. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal examines the Trump administration’s positive impact on health care innovation.
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Gov. Cooper is wrong about pay gap for teachers and state employees

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s official Twitter account posted earlier today that the budget “pays teachers less than state employees.” Teachers make on average $53,975 per year. State employees earn on average $48,748. The budget provides an average 3.9 percent raise for teachers and an average 2.5 percent raise…
    Joseph Coletti, September 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Stunning veto override could put Medicaid transformation back on track

    Wednesday morning, the N.C. House held a surprise vote and overrode the governor’s veto on the budget. That move, if the Senate follows suit, would provide the funding needed to transition North Carolina’s Medicaid population to managed care. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: House Bill 555, Medicaid Transformation Implementation,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019