NC General Assembly (page 2)

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    Teachers have hard time listing Gov. Cooper’s accomplishments

    The thread below is from my favorite Facebook group. First, these teachers know that Dan Forest is a formidable candidate.  Second, they could not name a single education-related accomplishment from the Cooper administration.  Sure, his allies will claim that standing with the N.C. Association of Educators and vetoing Republican budgets…
    Terry Stoops, December 6, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican judicial candidates running as a team in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reviews the long 2019 N.C. legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    “I’d say the strike is probably coming. It’s just a matter of time.”

    The comment in the title is from Dominique Beaudry, a social studies teacher at Jordan High School, who was interviewed by WUNC to discuss the education budget stalemate.  I wouldn’t consider the story balanced, given that they did not speak to any teachers that question Cooper’s decision to veto…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
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    Buncombe County residents want more charter schools

    The people have spoken!  (Thanks to Andrea Dillon for bringing this to my attention.)…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
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    Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Cooper in latest dispute with General Assembly

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in his ongoing legal dispute with state legislative leaders. In this case, appellate judges agreed that the General Assembly has full control over use of federal block grant funds,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest developments in the dispute over N.C. Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal contends that conservatives might need a dose of 1970s-era challenges to refine their arguments.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    Teacher pay raises

    I have been struggling to understand why Gov. Roy Cooper blamed business tax cuts as his reason to veto a bill for teacher pay raises after vetoing the bill that would have cut business taxes. His claim could have made sense in his veto of the original budget bill back…
    Joseph Coletti, November 21, 2019