NC General Assembly (page 3)

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    North Carolina Made Promises, Now The Bill’s Coming Due

    N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell explains the long-term liabilities linked to state pension and health benefits for government retirees. Folwell offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio with Mitch Kokai. WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2017
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    State Justices Hear Two Challenges To Legislative Power

    North Carolina’s Supreme Court has been asked to throw out legislative and congressional districts and declare the bipartisan elections and ethics board unconstitutional. Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal. The power struggle between the Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper resumed Monday in two cases argued in…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2017
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    Incumbency Protection? Racial Makeup? Mitch Kokai Assesses the New Legislative Maps

    What do you need to know about North Carolina’s new legislative maps? Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses new court-ordered maps for N.C. House and Senate elections during the Aug. 25, 2017, edition of UNC TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, August 28, 2017
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    The Biggest Unreported Story About GOP Governance Since 2010

    From syndicated columnist John Hood, writing in the August issue of Business North Carolina, comes data that may surprise many folks.  The new state budget allocates $3.7 billion in gas and car taxes and fees to highways and other transportation expenditures in 2017-18, with $3.8 billion authorized for 2018-19. That…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2017
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    What Should Voters Look For In New Election Districts?

    JLF’s Becki Gray joined the “Capital Tonight” panel to talk about drawing new election maps in North Carolina. Watch what Becki had to say.
    Donna Martinez, August 24, 2017
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    District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    JLF’s Terry Stoops looks at new data released by the Department of Public Instruction. Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in district enrollment (average daily membership). …
    Donna Martinez, August 23, 2017
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    Thursday at the General Assembly: Votes On Overriding Cooper Vetoes

    Carolina Journal reports on veto override action expected at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday. The Republican-led N.C. House is scheduled to vote Thursday on overriding five vetoes from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper has not yet had a veto sustained during his first year in office. The House…
    Donna Martinez, August 22, 2017
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    Double Bunking: See Proposed House & Senate Election Maps Here

    Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina House released its proposed redrawn election maps, which must be submitted to a panel of judges by Sept. 1. View the map here. On Sunday, the North Carolina Senate did the same. View the proposed Senate map here.
    Donna Martinez, August 21, 2017