N.C. State Fair

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    NC State Fair will Return in 2021

    North Carolina’s largest agriculture celebration, the N.C. State Fair was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Thankfully for fans of the popular event, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday, February 24, that the show will go on, and the fair will take place October 14-24. Troxler boasted plans…
    Brenee Goforth, February 24, 2021
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    Days after election loss, Mangrum announces desire to sit on the State Board of Education

    On Tuesday, Democratic candidate Jen Mangrum lost her bid to become the new superintendent of public instruction. On Friday, Mangrum posted on a popular Facebook page to declare her desire to sit on the State Board of Education. Members of the board are selected by the governor and confirmed…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2020
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    One state considers ranked-choice voting

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner reports one Northeastern state’s potential change of a key voting procedure. Bay Staters are set to decide if the state will implement ranked-choice voting in most of its elections. Ranked-choice voting, which would require people to cast ballots by listing candidates in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020
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    “Due Process in a Fee-Driven State”

    That’s the title of a new article by Tennessee College of Law professors Penny White and Glenn Reynolds. Here’s the Abstract: Inspired by the Justice Department’s report on criminal law enforcement and the use of courts as a revenue-generation machine in Ferguson, Missouri, we address the widespread…
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2020
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    Unanimous state Supreme Court rules mostly against N.C. DOT in latest Map Act case

    The N.C. Supreme Court unanimously agrees that the N.C. Department of Transportation must pay a Fayetteville couple for taking their property. That taking took place in 1992 when DOT included the property in a corridor map tied to the controversial state Map Act. But the high court ruling does…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2020
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    Parsing the attorney general’s comments about state COVID-19 actions

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains at National Review Online why he’s not as concerned as others about recent comments from the U.S. attorney general. I am seeing a lot of Twitter outrage and criticism descend on Attorney General Bill Barr for what strikes me as fairly anodyne comments he made…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    JLF leads effort to ensure CARES Act flexibility for states

    *This blog entry has been edited. It includes additional signatories to the letter. The John Locke Foundation is leading a national effort to highlight a critical flaw in the $2 trillion federal relief package tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fixing the flaw could help state governments avoid unsustainable budget spending…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2020
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    The United States versus COVID-19: Putting liberal complaints in perspective

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon rebut liberal commentators’ complaints about the American response to the coronavirus. Temporarily consigned to their homes, liberal commentators and politicians have fallen back on a favorite time-wasting activity: America bashing. … … To be fair, the Trump administration was slow to respond. Bureaucratic…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2020