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North Carolina Coalition for the New Economy Praises Lawmakers for Leveling Playing Field Between Public, Private Communications Networks

May 25, 2011 – 6:42 pm

Issue Group Says House Bill 129 Will Bring New Jobs, Investment to North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Late last week, House Bill 129 became law. The legislation was designed to ensure that publicly and privately-owned communications …

American Renaissance School Makes Old Things New Again

May 24, 2011 – 10:00 am

State’s first charter school energizes downtown Statesville
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal
STATESVILLE — In the heart of this city is a historic main street that once thrived as the epicenter of activity. However, as a …

Three Bills Target Alcoa Operation in Stanly County

May 24, 2011 – 7:56 am
Three Bills Target Alcoa Operation in Stanly County

Legislation seeks to raise the company’s taxes and deny it a water quality permit
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Officials from Alcoa Power Generating Inc. say it will be tough for the company …

Voters Say Raise Taxes in 2011, Pay the Price in 2012

May 23, 2011 – 11:16 am
Voters Say Raise Taxes in 2011, Pay the Price in 2012

Raleigh, N.C. – Voters say they would be less likely to vote for a legislator in 2012 who voted for a tax increase. As the General Assembly finalizes the 2011-2012 budget proposal, …

NCGA Preview: Week of May 23

May 23, 2011 – 7:42 am
NCGA Preview: Week of May 23

Senate to debate, take amendments on budget
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The political back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats will continue this week when the North Carolina Senate rolls out its …

Don’t Get Stung on Terminal Groins

May 22, 2011 – 2:01 pm
Don’t Get Stung on Terminal Groins

By JOHN HOOD
RALEIGH – During the British march through the Carolinas in 1780, Lord Cornwallis spent a short time near my birthplace in Charlotte – and had more than enough. Calling it a “hornets’ nest” …

NCGA Scorecard: The Good, the Bad, and the Incomplete

May 21, 2011 – 8:26 am
NCGA Scorecard: The Good, the Bad, and the Incomplete

As session nears its fifth month, parties remain at loggerheads over major issues
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Divided government in the state’s capital has led to plenty of debate but few …

Ticket Reform Bill Pits Promoters Versus Resellers

May 18, 2011 – 2:12 pm

Paperless technology, ID requirements, secondary market at issue
By Karen Welsh | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — North Carolina House Bill 308 is setting the stage for a battle between event promoters, ticket agencies, and fans. Known …

Cabarrus County Hikes Sales Tax In Single-Issue Election

May 18, 2011 – 12:50 pm

Turnout to back quarter-cent increase was only 3.5 percent 
By CJ Staff | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Cabarrus County voters’ endorsement Tuesday of a quarter-cent sales tax hike confirms a recent trend: County governments have …

Top Easley Aide Gets One-Year Prison Term

May 18, 2011 – 7:01 am

Judge appears dissatisfied with plea deal involving ‘little governor’ Poole
By Rick Henderson | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Ruffin Poole, former Gov. Mike Easley’s closest aide, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal …

This week in the General Assembly

May 17, 2011 – 7:07 am
This week in the General Assembly

Senate still focused on budget, while House tackles annexation and tort reform
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — While the state Senate continues to pick apart the House version of the budget …

N.C. Bill Calls for Budget Balancing Constitutional Convention

May 13, 2011 – 12:06 pm
N.C. Bill Calls for Budget Balancing Constitutional Convention

By Andrew Henson | Civitas Institute
With the federal government’s arrival at its $14.3 trillion debt ceiling just around the corner, a recently filed N.C. Senate Bill serves as a timely petition and reproach to the …

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

May 13, 2011 – 11:35 am
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

By John Hood
RALEIGH – Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Not if you believe Gov. Beverly Perdue’s claim that the budget plan just passed by the North Carolina House would result in a mass …

Twin sisters die in N.C. storm after tree falls on home

May 12, 2011 – 8:54 am

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Eighteen-year-old twin sisters were killed on Wednesday when a tree fell on their home during thunderstorms that swept through the town of Ellenboro, North Carolina, police said.
Captain …

House Budget, Tax Cut Plan Would Add 9,000 N.C. Jobs by 2013

May 10, 2011 – 8:36 am

New JLF report suggests GOP plan would produce more jobs than Perdue’s budget
By CJ Staff | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Expiration of North Carolina’s temporary 1-cent sales tax, a cut in the corporate tax rate, …

North Carolina Federation of Republican Women Elects 2011-2013 Officers

May 9, 2011 – 2:51 pm

Hickory, NC -Republican women leaders from across the state selected their new slate of officers during the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women’s (NCFRW) Biennial Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on …

The upcoming week in North Carolina’s General Assembly

May 9, 2011 – 7:39 am
The upcoming week in North Carolina’s General Assembly

By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — House lawmakers had their say on a spending plan for the new fiscal year. Now senators get a crack at it. On Tuesday, the Senate …

Civitas Analysis Highlights Growth in NCAE Executive Compensation

May 9, 2011 – 6:55 am
Civitas Analysis Highlights Growth in NCAE Executive Compensation

Sees Increases despite Troubled Economy

Raleigh, N.C. – While teachers and many citizens have had to cut back in a struggling economy, a new Civitas Institute analysis reveals overall salary and compensation for …

Fiscal Stalemate Continues As Budget Heads to Senate

May 8, 2011 – 7:53 am
Fiscal Stalemate Continues As Budget Heads to Senate

Broadband, annexation also addressed in busy week at NCGA
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — A fiscal game of chicken between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue continued this week as the GOP-controlled …

Just Gimme Some Money

May 6, 2011 – 7:27 pm
Just Gimme Some Money

By John Hood
RALEIGH – As the North Carolina General Assembly pursues action on annexation, the state budget, charter schools, and other topics, it may look like lawmakers are all over the map.
In reality, these issues …

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