Transparency

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    The censorship tied to corporate ‘fact-checking’ operations

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist highlights recent developments in electoral “fact-checking.” The last week was a rough one for the fact-check industry, not simply because they demonstrably screwed up a series of very public decisions, but because those decisions exposed them for what they’ve always been: tools for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Martin Center column probes UNC campus ‘transparency’

    KC Johnson writes for the Martin Center about misuse of transparency in UNC Chapel Hill’s dealings with the campus newspaper. “Sunlight,” Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, “is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Few aspects of the contemporary academy more need enhanced…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about Republican complaints that Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein is flouting state public-records law. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects a recent debate among candidates for N.C. labor commissioner.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on tensions between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican members of the Council of State. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal describes a health care price transparency win for the Trump administration.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed Sunshine Amendment for transparency in N.C. government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why we can’t keep our schools closed.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020
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    How N.C. DOT spent $742 million more than its budget

    Poor cash management resulted in massive overspending, which left the agency in dire financial straits in 2019. These challenges are again critical as the legislature plans to use $300 million in CARES Act funds to offset the collapse in gas tax revenues. State Auditor Beth Wood’s report on…
    Joseph Coletti, May 5, 2020
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    Treasurer Dale Folwell Demands Price Transparency

    On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reports: With the State Health Plan, Folwell blames inflated prices and “secret contracts” for its financial woes. But his Clear Pricing Project was blocked last year, when…
    Brenee Goforth, March 23, 2020