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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A merger between Aetna and CVS could expand retail health care options in North Carolina and across the country. Meanwhile, a tool called Medibid is helping to connect doctors and patients through online auctions. Jordan Roberts discusses these health care innovations during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Does More Money Equal Better Student Outcomes?

    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops recently published a research brief centering on the recent WestEd report delivered to Superior Court Judge David Lee this week. Though the contents of the report is unknown, the report’s purpose is to advise Judge Lee on how to proceed with overseeing the state’s compliance…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate Judiciary Committee welcomes Freedom to Work bill

    This past Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee approved House Bill 770, reports Lindsay Marchello in Carolina Journal. HB 770 is a bill that would make it easier for the citizens with a criminal record to obtain professionals licenses. Marchello writes: Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians are locked out…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Senate legislation that would make it easier for people to sue Big Tech companies over political bias. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal focuses on flag burning and free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Reverse Logrolling the NC State Budget

    In his most recent research brief, JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti explains that the two chambers of the General Assembly must now meet and piece together a compromise before sending the budget off to the governor’s desk – likely to be vetoed. Coletti suggests an approach to negotiations he…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Medicare and Medicaid: rewarding failure

    David Balat and Dr. Deane Waldman of the Texas Public Policy Foundation wrote an interesting op-ed which discusses some of the problems with government-run health care. In particular, why it’s crazy for Americans to think growing these programs is a good idea. The piece starts off by…
    Jordan Roberts, June 20, 2019
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    ZIP code school assignment a vestige of enslavement?

    I did not have an opportunity to watch the Congressional hearing about reparations, but this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education caught my eye. The author writes, Julianne Malveaux, an economist and former president of Bennett College, in North Carolina, presented evidence for reparations based on postslavery abuses.
    Terry Stoops, June 20, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Distillery reform ‘game-changer’ passes key Senate committee

    North Carolina-based distillers could see some helpful changes coming their way according to an article by Carolina Journal’s John Trump. In his article, Trump speaks to state distillers about what a Senate Bill 290, currently going through the Senate Rules and Operations Committee, would mean to them. Trump explains:…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019