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    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Discusses Education Week piece on Wake County School Integration on WPTF Radio

    Dr. Terry Stoops on WPTF Radio Earlier this week, Dr. Terry Stoops, Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, went on WPTF Radio to discuss the recent Education Week piece on integration in Wake County schools. Dr. Stoops spoke to the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
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    State Department of Transportation hit by storm and state constitution

    North Carolina’s Department of Transportation announced it is reviewing up to 1,000 temporary and contract jobs for temporary layoffs, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Those positions are vulnerable, in part, because NCDOT has paid $675 million over the past three years responding to storm damage. Compensation for decades…
    Joseph Coletti, August 14, 2019
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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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    Is It Time to Ban Bicycles?

    A modest proposal from Tyler Cowen in a recent blog post: Would urban bicycling pass an FDA test of “safe and effective”?  Furthermore, as a driver and pedestrian I observe cyclists breaking the law — most of all running red lights — at an alarming rate.  And surely…
    Jon Guze, July 6, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Lawmakers need little time to secure major property-rights protection

    The repeal of the Map act flew through the General Assembly this year with unanimous votes in both chambers. According to JLF Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai, floor debate in the Senate lasted less than two minutes, and only one senator spoke about the repeal. Rarely anything goes through the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ last-ditch efforts to reform certificate-of-need rules this year. The Daily Journal highlights the importance of a recent vote to scrap North Carolina’s Map Act.
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate votes to repeal Map Act, bill goes to governor

    “The Map Act’s days may be numbered,” writes Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello in her article on the Map Act and the prospective eminent repeal of it. She reports that the North Carolina Senate unanimously voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, a law which bars property owners from…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019