NC General Assembly (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If not for Carolina Journal’s reporting, few people would have learned that the N.C. Department of Transportation had purchased a former circus train and parked its cars in a wooded area of Nash County. Rick Henderson discusses that story for the next Carolina Journal Radio. Henderson also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2020
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    WRAL misinterprets its own poll results

    WRAL used results from a poll that makes no mention of the budget fight to claim, “[Gov. Roy] Cooper is winning the popular vote in the ongoing battle.” The poll asked voters a hypothetical question about expanding Medicaid that obfuscates the budget cost and consequences, let alone the…
    Joseph Coletti, February 24, 2020
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    UNC system campus administrator gains outpacing faculty gains

    Laura Wright, an English professor at Western Carolina, opines in today’s Raleigh News & Observer, “For more than a decade, the salary stranglehold on UNC system faculty has been perpetuated by our state’s legislature and ignored by the media. Flat wages over such a long period actually constitute cuts…
    Joseph Coletti, February 19, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Why Your Paycheck Is Bigger

    Thanks to the Republican leadership of the General Assembly, North Carolinians are seeing our day-to-day hard work pay off in a very tangible way: multi-year North Carolina tax reform that results in more money in our paychecks, making life a little bit easier to manage. Dr. Roy Cordato gives…
    Donna Martinez, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C.  Appeals Court’s decision to block voter ID indefinitely. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a federal court decision against Medicaid work requirements should help end North Carolina’s state budget impasse.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on pending departures from the N.C. General Assembly. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why regulations shouldn’t stand in the way of innovation in health care delivery.
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    Superintendent candidates critical of governance

    Both Republican and Democratic candidates for superintendent of public instruction agree that North Carolina’s system of education governance does not serve the best interest of students. As I wrote last week, why would the state embark on a massive expansion of its public school apparatus…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses the Iowa Primary and Campaign Finance with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    In her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii, JLF’s Becki Gray and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the Iowa caucus errors and North Carolina campaign finance. On the Iowa situation, Gray stated: Iowa set a new standard for how…
    Brenee Goforth, February 12, 2020