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    Just in Time for Tax Day

    Justin Bogie has posted a chart at the Daily Signal that shows where your tax money goes: Pretty scary!…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2019
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    NCGOP Executive Director Woodhouse stepping down after state convention

    Carolina Journal reports: Dallas Woodhouse, former TV reporter and grass-roots activist, announced Monday, April 15, he would leave his position as executive director of the N.C. Republican Party after the party’s state convention in June. Woodhouse confirmed the announcement Monday morning to several media outlets. “My contract expires at the…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Manufacturing jobs on the rise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In February 2010, there were about 431,000 jobs at manufacturing enterprises…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    CJ reports: Treasurer’s pension stability proposals divide state employees’, teachers’ groups

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: Senate Republicans are again pushing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s request to limit risk in the underfunded state pension plan by narrowing the number of retirement options. The Repeal Risky Retirement Payments Act, as Senate Bill 374 is titled, divides Republicans against Democrats,…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    National Review column pushes new consideration of Farr for federal bench

    Deroy Murdock devotes his latest column at National Review Online to the case for renominating Raleigh attorney Tom Farr to the federal bench. Conservative activists are disappointed with Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.), normally an ally. They are puzzled by his opposition to North Carolina attorney Tom Farr…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    RIP Dwane Powell

    News & Observer reports longtime editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell has died. Powell had been with the paper since 1975, and since the N&O is my hometown newspaper you can pretty much say that I grew up with his unique view of North Carolina politics. Given his left-leaning political…
    Sam Hieb, April 15, 2019
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    Martin Center president ponders NCSU’s approach to free speech

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on improvement in N.C. State University’s approach to free speech on campus. Free speech on North Carolina’s campuses has come a long way in the last decade. North Carolina State University is the most recent school to earn a “green light” from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    About that Elon poll: Why do young adults seem so fearful?

    From a look at the crosstabulations, it appears the 18-to-29-year-old cohort are the most fearful adults. My question is, Why?
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2019