NC General Assembly (page 8)

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    Is There a Magic Number For School Spending?

    Some say North Carolina doesn’t spend enough money on public school students. But ask those critics how much is ‘enough’ and you usually don’t get an answer. So what does the research say? JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops has the answer here.
    Donna Martinez, June 13, 2017
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    Join Us Monday at JLF: Presentation By Chief Justice Mark Martin

    Join us Monday at Noon. Free. Feel free to bring your lunch. Save your seat here. In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission was tasked with exploring ways to strengthen our unified court…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2017
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    Federal court could have trouble ruling ‘promptly’ on redistricting

    Carolina Journal reports on late-breaking Friday redistricting news. The three-judge federal panel reviewing North Carolina’s legislative districts wants to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court, making a 2017 special legislative session possible. But it’s not clear if it will get the information it requires from the defendants in…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2017
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    Setting Tax Priorities, Simplifying The Tax Code

    The franchise tax. The sales tax. The corporate income tax. The personal income tax. JLF’s Joe Coletti analyzes tax reform proposals in the House and Senate budget plans. For example: Both budget proposals would increase the standard deduction available to taxpayers. The Senate’s plan would raise the amount for…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
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    Paper or Plastic? Consumers Should Be Able to Choose

    From JLF’s Julie Tisdale: Senate Bill 434 has a pretty inspiring title: “An Act to Amend Certain Environmental and Natural Resources Laws.”  But the significance of the legislation is far greater than the title might suggest.  There are a lot of different bits rolled into this one piece of legislation,…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
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    Game over: General Assembly says no to special session on redistricting

    Gov. Roy Cooper may have run out of legal options to counter House and Senate action canceling his order to convene Thursday in a 14-day special session, a longtime General Assembly in-house lawyer says. Read Dan Way’s full story here.
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
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    General Assembly Cancels Special Redistricting Session

    Carolina Journal has the very latest: Legislative Republicans wasted little time Thursday dispatching Gov. Roy Cooper’s call for an extra session to draw new legislative districts. Very latest details here.
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
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    Gov. Cooper Calls Special Session For Redistricting

    From Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the General Assembly to convene Thursday in a concurrent special session to redraw state electoral maps. Such a session would be rare but not unprecedented. Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the General Assembly used an unconstitutional racial gerrymander…
    Donna Martinez, June 7, 2017