NC General Assembly

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on state lawmakers’ reaction to the recent government takeover of behavioral health network Cardinal Innovations. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts the annual columns that portray Christmas gift exchanges as economic losers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that a recent change in state law makes North Carolina the only state to comply with all of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ best practices for “rainy day” budget reserves. The Daily Journal explains that the last round of opinions from the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding state agencies’ data breaches. John Hood’s Daily Journal recounts the nearly 100-year-old story of a North Carolina leader who helped stop the federal government from putting limits on Christmas during wartime.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2017
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    CJ: Jones County School Deal Raises Serious Questions From Folwell & Wood

    A public/private deal that would result in a new and much-needed K-12 school in Jones County is generating serious questions about the contract and contractor that would be involved, as Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal. This could be a once-in-a-generation shot to build a desperately needed K-12 school…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2017
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    Lewis rebuts Cooper on N.C. tax reform

    A top lawmaker takes issue with Gov. Roy Cooper’s criticism of North Carolina’s recent tax reforms. Writing at Medium.com, Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, offers a point-by-point rebuttal to recent comments from the governor. Recently, Governor Roy Cooper published a piece attacking his state’s tax code, and specifically the once-in-a-generation…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Medicaid budget appears headed toward reaching budget goals for a fourth straight year, and the program continues its move toward managed care. Dan Way provides a state Medicaid update during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes a possible N.C. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    Comparing tax packages

    Gov. Roy Cooper took to Medium today to rail against Republican tax reforms in North Carolina and in Congress. His comparisons fall flat, however, because his comparisons for North Carolina start after the $1 billion reduction in sales taxes, passed over Gov. Perdue’s veto, that had a larger impact…
    Joseph Coletti, November 30, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a national charter school group’s concerns about the U.S. House tax reform plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal places North Carolina’s lower-than-expected revenue collection in context.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2017