(1.08.07) Hackney Sees No Moratorium Surge
RALEIGH — A leading legislative advocate for a state death penalty moratorium sees no surge in support for the issue in 2007. Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange, says Democrats’ gains in the last election cycle might not help the moratorium movement.
(10.25.06) Coalition Pushes Redistricting Reform
RALEIGH — Concerned about the shrinking number of competitive races for the General Assembly, a statewide coalition is launching a new push for redistricting reform. Group says the time has come for a change in the way North Carolina draws legislative and congressional election maps.
(9.18.06) Medicaid Bill Draws Fire
RALEIGH — A plan to help North Carolina counties cope with rising Medicaid costs is drawing fire from some legislators. The legislators might discuss the $27.4 million plan again this week.
(9.05.06) High-Ozone Days Plummet
RALEIGH — Air in the Research Triangle has been almost completely free from harmful effects of ozone this summer, according to a new analysis of state data by the John Locke Foundation.
(8.31.06) NC Roads Need $12 Billion-Plus
RALEIGH — North Carolina needs to spend more than $12 billion to clear congested urban roads and prepare for traffic growth in the next 25 years, according to a national study released today by the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation.
(8.22.06) Patriot Act Bill Splits Delegation
RALEIGH — As people across the country cope with new security-related airport delays, the latest high-profile terrorist plot is also drawing reaction from members of Congress.
(8.17.06) No. 910: When Corruption Runs Rampant, Throw the Bums Out!
When public servants become corrupt public tyrants it's time for voters to consider imposing limits on their terms in office.
(8.01.06) Faux Journalism
See if you can spot the common thread in the following passages, beyond the fact that they all appear in Lisa Beyer's TIME article, "Why The Middle East Crisis Isn't Really About Terrorism."
(7.24.06) Reform Effort Called Bizarre
RALEIGH — As state lawmakers debated a series of ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying reform bills this summer, some lawmakers worried that the cure might be worse than the problem.
(6.29.06) Gingrich: Rally Around Real Reforms
RALEIGH — One of the prime architects of the Republican Revolution says conservatives need to rally around real reforms to maintain power. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich shared his ideas with Carolina Journal, on the eve of today’s John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Charlotte.
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