(2.02.07) The Battle Against Big Food
Some people would like the government to dictate whether you can splurge at the dessert bar.
(12.08.06) Friday Interview: Climate-Change Commission
RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation’s Donna Martinez recently discussed the work of the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change with Roy Cordato, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, who has been following the commission’s work very closely. (Go to http://carolinajournal.com/cjradio/ to find a station near you or to learn about the weekly CJ Radio podcast.)
(11.17.06) The Wrong Presidential Debate
Pundits miss the point when they fixate on the nation's willingness to place a woman in the Oval Office.
(8.07.06) The Immigration Divide
Support for comprehensive reform draws rebukes from some conservative friends.
(3.31.06) More choices mean better schools
Only bureaucrats benefit from limited options in public education.
(11.14.05) Annexation a Top ’06 League Priority
RALEIGH — Annexation, the controversial government power that cost Fayetteville Mayor Marshall Pitts his job in November, will likely be a top legislative priority in 2006 for the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the president of the group says.
(10.24.05) NC Teachers Abandoning Unions
RALEIGH — To many, the National Education Association is as synonymous with public-school teachers as the Teamsters is with truck drivers. Its state affiliate, the North Carolina Association of Educators, reportedly has nearly 50,000 active members who pay full-time dues and work in North Carolina schools. As the national organized labor movement faces defections and criticism from unsatisfied members, North Carolina teachers are doing the same.
(9.09.05) Friday Interview: Regulating Lawyers
RALEIGH — Welcome to Carolina Journal Online’s Friday Interview. Today Carolina Journal Radio’s Donna Martinez interviews George Leef, director of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, who gives us a look into the regulation of the legal profession. George holds a law degree and he writes fairly frequently about the topic. The interview aired on Carolina Journal Radio (click here to find the station near you).
(7.18.05) Localities Get Tough on Tax Bills
RALEIGH — Local budgets around the state are nearly $7.9 million fatter this year than anticipated, thanks to a state program that deducts from state tax refunds the past-due bills owed by residents to cities and counties. Nearly 46,000 people have been forced to pay off 55,882 debts over the last six months when the Department of Revenue matched their Social Security numbers to bills owed to nearly 200 local governments.
(6.15.05) ‘Take Back Our State’ Rally Set
RALEIGH — A coalition of public-policy groups interested in limited government, efficient use of tax dollars and legislative accountability will hold a “Take Back Our State” rally in Raleigh on June 22, organizers have announced. “Our goal is to deliver a unified, serious message: that decisions made by elected officials over the past several years have not served North Carolinians well, and the cumulative effect has pushed the state down a path many residents oppose,” said Chris Neeley, state director of Americans for Prosperity North Carolina, a coalition member. The rally will be held on the Bicentennial Mall between the state capitol and the legislative building.