Transparency

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    Daily Journal: Thanks to solar power deals, your electric bill is higher

    Don van der Vaart writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Roughly $1.25 billion. That’s how much Duke Energy customers will be overpaying for electricity over the next 10 to 15 years. We can thank North Carolina law — and Gov. Roy Cooper — for the higher bills that come with…
    Anna Manning, April 5, 2019
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    CJ reports: Bill blocking State Health Plan changes passes 1st committee test

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports on the latest from State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposed State Health Plan changes: The House Health Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s controversial State Health Plan reforms while moving up a deadline to study alternatives. House Bill 184 prevents…
    Anna Manning, March 28, 2019
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    Records requests: How transparent are North Carolina’s counties?

    Carolina Journal reports: Four Carolina Journal staff members in February sent public records requests to all 100 county governments in North Carolina. Counties were asked to provide the number of full-time equivalentpositions authorized…
    Anna Manning, March 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a recent check of transparency among N.C. county governments. The Daily Journal suggests debate about gerrymandering in North Carolina involves a “Barry Bonds effect.”  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello interviews fellow Carolina Journal reporter Don Carrington about his successes and pitfalls dealing with public-records requests. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal probes the impact of direct democracy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online the latest developments in East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton’s planned departure. The Daily Journal explains that combatants in one of 2018’s most hotly contested legislative elections both support a change that would boost legislative transparency.
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online compares North Carolina to other states in terms of government transparency. Mike Schietzelt’s Daily Journal explains how an ambiguous criminal code hurts N.C. taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s top advisers says the governor will “try harder” to comply with public records requests. John Hood’s Daily Journal says the governor’s budget proposal relies on too much debt.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019