North Carolina General Assembly

  • Post

    Becki Gray on Capital Tonight: 2019 Brings New Dynamics To General Assembly

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses political factors that will influence the 2019 N.C. legislative session. Gray offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH Becki Gray, and then turn to JLF’s Policy Solutions for a…
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
  • Post

    Wall Street Journal Talks With Our Terry Stoops About Teacher Protest

    North Carolina is again national news, this time for the teacher protest planned by the North Carolina Association of Educators. Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s take: Republican House Speaker Tim Moore said teachers aren’t giving the legislature credit for increasing teacher pay for the past four years, with another…
    Donna Martinez, May 16, 2018
  • Post

    Attention Fayetteville: Mitch Kokai To Preview Legislative Session In Your Area

    Will you be in or near Fayetteville tomorrow? The Fayetteville Observer has the details for Tuesday’s event featuring our Mitch Kokai.  Cumberland County Republican Men’s Club: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Morgan’s Chop House, 201 S. McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville. Guest speaker: Mitch Kokai, senior political analyst for the John Locke…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2018
  • Post

    Could Maine’s Vote To Expand Medicaid Impact North Carolina?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai talked with Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal about North Carolina’s appetite — or lack thereof — for expanding Medicaid. Maine voters recently did so via referendum. Mitch Kokai, policy analyst with Libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation, said he doubts the Maine expansion referendum results “will…
    Donna Martinez, November 13, 2017
  • Post

    An overview of the payroll deduction/dues checkoff issue

    Buried deep within the Executive Organization Act of 1973 is NC General Statute 143B-426.40A(g).  It reads, Payroll Deduction for Payments to Certain Employees’ Associations Allowed. — An employee of the State or any of its political subdivisions, institutions, departments, bureaus, agencies or commissions, or any of its local boards of…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
  • Post

    Georgia Democrats: AdvancED “micromanaging, meddling”

    Public school districts in North Carolina and Georgia are unhappy with accreditation agency/bully AdvancED, and legislators in both states are fighting back.  In North Carolina, Republicans from Wake and Burke counties are leading the opposition, but in Georgia, African-American Democrats from the Atlanta area are objecting to AdvancED’s “micromanaging,…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2011