NC General Assembly (page 6)

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    JLF in the News: Joe Coletti Quoted in Heartland Institute Article

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti was quoted in a Heartland Institute article on internet sales tax. The article focuses on S.B. 523, a piece of legislation signed into law in July. The article’s author, Vivian Jones, writes: S.B. 523 “broadens the scope of sales tax on digital property by…
    Brenee Goforth, October 7, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Just as the University of North Carolina System is searching for a new president, the chairman of its governing board steps down. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of Harry Smith’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes possible unintended negative…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Discusses the Budget Veto Override with WPTF’s Donna King

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson was on Donna King’s radio show. He discussed North Carolina’s budget impasse and the September 11 veto override. Henderson commented: “Representative Jackson has talked about possible legal action. We’ve been trying to figure out what he could do.” Henderson explains that Rep. Darren Jackson,…
    Brenee Goforth, October 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on plaintiffs’ complaints about newly drawn N.C. legislative election maps. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges readers not to personalize political disagreements.  …
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The recent celebration of Constitution Day reminded us of the importance of the nation’s governing document. Jon Guze discusses the value of constitutional safeguards during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders reviews recent data that suggest the N.C. state lottery continues to rely on…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2019
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    CJ Reports: How long can Medicaid expansion last?

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on this question: “How sustainable is the Medicaid program, really?” Some lawmakers believe, since the federal government covers so much of the bill, Medicaid expansion is a no-brainer, but that may not be true. Havlak writes: “Read my lips: There is no state funding.
    Brenee Goforth, September 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. House Democratic leader Darren Jackson’s accusations that Republican counterparts lied about this month’s budget veto override. The Daily Journal highlights the relaunch of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law.
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2019
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    30 years of spending

    The General Assembly has provided real spending discipline since 2011, in marked contrast to the previous two decades. In the graphs below, we look first at the General Fund, then at total spending, then at the General Fund’s share of total spending. Within each set, we look first at inflation-adjust…
    Joseph Coletti, September 23, 2019