NC General Assembly (page 9)

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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
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    Are some teachers planning to protest on a school day again?

    It certainly seems that way. If teachers are planning to have a “day of action” that starts on a Monday at 10 am, then it appears that some teachers will need to take a personal day to attend. Teachers in Wake County have a workday on September 30th, but teachers in…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that there’s no easy path for a budget veto override in the N.C. Senate. On Constitution Day, Jon Guze’s Daily Journal explains why that founding document was designed to protect the United States when its leaders are poised to do damage.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019