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    Local governments still don’t need to get in the broadband business

    Cross-subsidization, unfair competition, and taxpayers being on the hook for service costs were particularly bad problems leading to the Level Playing Field Law in 2011. But look what HB 431 would do.
    Jon Sanders, June 21, 2019
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    Kokai Comments on Beer and Wine at UNC System Sporting Events

    This week, Winston-Salem Journal reported on the current bipartisan measure to allow for beer and alcohol sales at state university sporting events. The article reports the legislation, House Bill 389, would: expand alcohol sales and consumption to all campus stadiums, arenas and athletics facilities. It does not apply to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    Next up? Charlotte to Rock Hill light rail

    Charlotte Observer reports: York County is ready to more than talk about light rail connection into Charlotte. County planners want to find out what it will take to make it happen. Money. Lots of money. I probably don’t need to tell you that this is being driven by…
    Sam Hieb, June 21, 2019
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    NCAE super friend warns of “more frequent and more disruptive” teacher protests

    In an article published on the N.C. Policy Watch website, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center and N.C. Association of Educators super friend warns, These budget proposals are a slap in the face those who came out on May 1, filling the streets of Raleigh to demand more adequate…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    NCAE warns state legislators about…November?

    There are no statewide or legislative elections in November, so the NCAE must have something else in mind.                       Is the NCAE planning a November walkout? Do they plan to play a role in school board,…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column focuses on Oberlin court case

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about the implications of a recent court case involving Oberlin University. Another way for college officials to get their schools into trouble is to engage in political conduct that is meant to inflict damage on guest speakers or people in the community.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Some Democrats working to squelch impeachment talk

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the congressional Democrats who don’t want to proceed with impeachment of President Trump. While a few dozen House Democrats are clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a faction of party moderates are quietly dampening the enthusiasm for trying…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Millionaire exposes food stamp loophole

    Todd Shepherd of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent demonstration of a disturbing food stamp loophole. A Minnesota man applied for and then received government food stamps for well over a year, even though he is a millionaire, in an effort to prove his belief that the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019