NC General Assembly (page 6)

  • Post

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Budget Impasse for Winston-Salem Journal

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reported a story on the current budget impasse earlier this week. His piece focused on the stalemate between the governor and the legislature. Craver writes: Both sides have tried to put the onus on the other for the impasse that’s delaying, among several things,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2019
  • Post

    Senate sends recodification bill to governor

    With no debate, the Senate passed by a 38-0 vote the amended version of Senate Bill 584, Criminal Law Reform. As Carolina Journal reported, the measure would prevent local governments from creating new misdemeanors without the General Assembly’s approval. Bill sponsor Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, called the measure…
    Rick Henderson, August 6, 2019
  • Post

    CJ Reports: Bill would block cities and counties from creating new crimes

    According to Leonard Robinson III’s most recent article in Carolina Journal, the House Rules Committee reported favorably on Senate Bill 584, a criminal recodification bill. Robinson reports: Senate Bill 584, if passed, would require more oversight on criminalization from the General Assembly. The legislation requires all criminal penalties to…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2019
  • Post

    CJ Reports: Uncertain status of smokable hemp frustrates entrepreneurs, police in Carolinas

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on a hemp seizure in South Carolina. According to Conrad, the police recently entered a smoke shop in Anderson County, South Carolina, and seized the store’s smokable hemp after testing the product for tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. While hemp does contain trace amounts of…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019
  • Post

    CJ Commentary: Debate over liquor reform in N.C was never about alcohol

    Liquor reform in North Carolina was never about alcohol. What was it about? According to Carolina Journal editor John Trump’s most recent opinion piece, it was about “jobs, the economy, entrepreneurship, and the community.” Trump quotes Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, the sponsor of the latest reform bill, S.B. 290: “Once…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. debate over smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why public education dollars should follow the child.
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    New research from Duke University scholars raises serious questions about Medicaid. The research has been published as policymakers continue to debate about Medicaid expansion. Jordan Roberts analyzes the latest information during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders highlights the latest evidence critiquing government film…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019
  • Post

    CJ Reports: War of words intensifies between hospitals, treasurer over SHP pricing

    About a week ago, State Treasurer Dale Folwell raised reimbursement rates for hospitals who sign on as network providers for the State Health Plan (SHP). Thursday morning, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported that many hospitals are still not willing to accept his offer. According to Havlak: The State Health…
    Brenee Goforth, August 2, 2019