Opinion

Spring celebrations have a steep price this year

Each visit to my local supermarket is startling. The prices of milk, meat, and other basics seem to be skyrocketing. It doesn’t take much digging to find out that food prices have risen in the last three years at highest rate since the Great Inflation of 1979-1983.

Donna King
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Bill would require NC teachers to post lesson plans online

A measure introduced in the North Carolina House would expand transparency requirements in public schools, including by requiring teachers to post lesson plans online for easy access by parents. Filed on May 2, House Bill 1032, Academic Transparency, requires that lesson plans be posted online no later than 10 days after the lessons are handed out....

David N. Bass

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Two-thirds of NC voters want sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

While opponents have been fighting to stop a bill in the General Assembly from mandating sheriffs cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, the vast majority of North Carolinians are in support of the legislation.

Brianna Kraemer
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CJ POLL: Plurality of voters want a tax rebate with surplus

As state lawmakers in Raleigh wrestle with how to divide surplus tax revenues among sundry spending priorities, North Carolina voters are raising their hand to ask for some of their money back. In a survey of 600 likely general election voters, conducted May 4-5, respondents were asked their perspective on projected tax revenue surpluses, and...

CJ Staff
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Green’s opposition to school choice at odds with majority of NC Democrats

Mo Green, the Democratic candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, said at a public schools forum May 7 that he was motivated to run for the office due to concerns about the growth of school choice in North Carolina. But Green’s position appears to be at odds with many of the voters in his own party.

David N. Bass
Opinion

The continuing good sense of North Carolina voters

The latest Carolina Journal poll was a satisfying reminder of the continuing good sense of residents of my adopted home (in great contrast to where I grew up inside the DC Beltway). Their common sense shone through especially on questions related to economics and the role of government. With the state anticipating a $1-billion surplus,...

David Larson
News

Senate passes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

The North Carolina Senate passed legislation Thursday that mandates all North Carolina sheriffs cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency that issues detainers to remove noncitizens who have been arrested for criminal activity.

Brianna Kraemer