NC General Assembly (page 7)

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    CJ Commentary: Key N.C. regulatory reform advances with little fanfare

    Earlier today, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by senior political analyst, Mitch Kokai. Kokai’s piece centers on the recently passed H.B. 590 titled, “Amend Administrative Procedure Laws.” Kokai explains: [T]he bill amends an important element of the state’s ongoing campaign of regulatory reform. It’s known formally as “sunset…
    Brenee Goforth, August 1, 2019
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    Budget 2019: What about North Carolina’s AAA credit rating?

    “We might need a rating agency to threaten [North Carolina’s AAA bond rating] for us to see both sides return to the table in earnest.” Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, an economics professor at Winston-Salem State University, told the Winston-Salem Journal. This begs the question: What about current spending threatens North Carolina’s…
    Joseph Coletti, July 31, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Temporary spending measure likely to become law, with or without governor

    According to Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello’s latest story, House Bill 961 passed both chambers of the General Assembly unanimously this month. The bill is meant to address part of the budget impasse. Marchello explains: House Bill 961, or Ensuring the Authorization of Federal Funds, is a stopgap measure…
    Brenee Goforth, July 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that a temporary stopgap N.C. spending measure is likely to become law with or without Gov. Cooper’s signature. The Daily Journal from CJ editors urges N.C. policymakers to take partisanship out of redistricting.
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill granting provisional licenses to funeral directors closer to becoming law

    According to a recent story by Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello: A bill making it easier for someone to become a licensed funeral director has cleared the Senate… House Bill 554, or the Funeral Practice Licensure Technical Corrections bill, unanimously passed the House on April 25, but has changed since.
    Brenee Goforth, July 29, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A little-known piece of the state budget called the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund has become a sticking point in North Carolina’s budget debate. Joseph Coletti explains the SCIF and its potential role in paying for school construction projects across the state. Mike Schietzelt explains the need for a revamped…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2019
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    Are Charter Schools “Starving” Traditional Public Schools?

    Earlier Today, JLF’s Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops, published a research brief on the growth of student enrollment in private, charter, and home schooling. In his brief, he exemplifies the misconceptions many people have about school choice with a quote from the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican defendants’ emphasis on voter discretion in the ongoing partisan gerrymandering trial in Raleigh. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal warns Americans to be wary of the ideology that has gripped Great Britain’s Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2019