NC General Assembly (page 8)

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    CJ Reports: Ride-sharing safety bill raises red flags for government overreach

    Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello has written a piece on the Passenger Protection Act, a bill to regulate ride-sharing services in North Carolina. According to Marchello, the bill comes as a reaction to the murder of a South Carolina woman who mistakenly entered a car she believed to…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Appears on Capital Tonight to Comment on Virtual Charter Cap

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops appeared on Capital Tonight to speak about the current bill to raise the enrollment cap for Virtual Charter School, NC Virtual Academy. Among other things, Senate Bill 392 would remove the maximum student enrollment cap for a virtual charter school and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
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    School vacancy panic 2019 is here

    Every year, stories about the number of school position vacancies circulate online.  One reason why the stories have been popular in recent years is that they feed a familiar narrative, namely that the Republican-led General Assembly has made teaching in North Carolina public schools undesirable.  The Teaching Working Conditions…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2019
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    Is the Budget Impasse Really a Big Deal?

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti recently put out a brief on the current budget impasse. Coletti emphasizes that, unlike past budget discrepancies, the budget impasse is not an immediate crisis. While it is important to pass a new budget, North Carolina is not going to be devastated if it does…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would make major changes in North Carolina’s alcohol regulations. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that governing involves more than just taking polls.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Arguments over smokable hemp cloud debate over farm legislation

    Kari Travis wrote an article this week in Carolina Journal on the current debate over smokable hemp in the General Assembly. According to Travis: A House committee on July 17 moved to ban smokable hemp flowers via Senate Bill 352, “Amend NC Controlled Substances Act.” While hemp and marijuana…
    Brenee Goforth, July 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate over smokable hemp and the N.C. farm bill. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal highlights new research from Duke scholars that raises serious questions about Medicaid.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State Rep. Greg Murphy’s win this month in a Republican runoff completes the candidate lineup for Sept. 10 special N.C. elections. Voters will fill vacancies in the 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019