Category: Higher Education

  • Legislative roundup, week of June 8-12, 2020

    Each week of the General Assembly’s short session, CJ staff will look back at several important bills lawmakers handled.  Elections: An election bill awaits Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature. House Bill 1169, Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020, sends money to the N.C. State Board of…

  • CJ politics week in review, May 25-May 29

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: Bond proposal: House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, wants a $3.1-billion bond for education and transportation needs. Reps. Jeffrey…

  • CJ politics week in review, May 11-15

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: Regulatory relief: Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order granting more flexibility for the health care industry.

  • Giving us time to realize what’s really important 

    Months now into the COVID–19 quarantine, we’re still probably some time away from a new normal, however that looks. But the forced quarantine and slowdown has given us time to see opportunities, reflect on what’s important and learn lessons worth carrying forward. …

  • UNC Board of Governors makes Randy Ramsey permanent chairman

    Beaufort businessman Randy Ramsey has been elected permanent chairman of the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors.  It’s a welcome development for a board that’s weathered years of tumultuous relationships and high turnover in leadership, BOG member Marty Kotis…

  • Omnibus House COVID-19 relief bill set for vote Thursday

    The House is wasting little time addressing the challenges COVID-19 has posed to North Carolina. It’s pushing a roughly $1.7 billion omnibus bill to provide relief to North Carolina from the COVID-19 outbreak. The House Rules Committee approved six COVID-19 related bills during a Wednesday, April…