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National tax group praises N.C. legislators, urges more reform

A letter from the head of a national tax reform group touts N.C. lawmakers’ “leadership in advancing pro-growth tax policies.” The letter from Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform calls for legislators to consider even more tax-related changes as they begin a new session.

CJ Staff
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Franklinton town manager in hot water over not following bidding procedure

The Town of Franklinton’s town manager is in hot water after not following the town’s bidding procedure. State Auditor Beth Wood released a report Thursday, May 19, stating the town manager made $37,900 in purchases without following the formal bidding requirements in violation of the town’s purchasing policy.

Theresa Opeka

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Elections

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62% of unaffiliated voters chose Republican ballot in N.C. early voting

According to data from the N.C. Board of Elections, 577,232 voters cast a ballot early, with 290,226 of those voters requesting a Democrat ballot and 284,568 voters requesting a Republican ballot, giving Democrats a 50.3% to 49.3% edge. But for context, in 2020, 68% of early ballots requested were for the Democratic primary. 

David Larson
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N.C. Primary election results: Live updates

Update 10:42 p.m.: Cook Political Report calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Cawthorn. Reports that Cawthorn has called to concede. Update 10:15 p.m.: Decision Desk HQ calls NC11 GOP primary for Edwards over Madison Cawthorn. Update 10:01 p.m.: Trey Allen, Donna Stroud, and Michael Stading comfortably winning GOP judicial primaries. Update 9:56 p.m.: DeVan...

CJ Staff
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N.C. judicial primaries are crucial but fly under the radar

Judicial races decided in the fall will have a significant impact on the future of North Carolina, but as is often the case, these races are mostly flying under the radar of voters. That’s doubly true for a handful of key primaries in judicial races to be decided May 17. This year, two seats on the seven-member N.C. Supreme Court and four judges on the 15-member Court of Appeals are up for grabs.

David N. Bass

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Locke’s Terry Stoops touts the Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses Locke’s proposed Parents’ Bill of Rights. Stoops offered these comments during the May 10., 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

Dr. Terry Stoops
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses the U.S. Supreme Court abortion case leak

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the shocking leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion in a high-profile abortion case. King offered these comments during the May 6, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Donna King
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Locke’s Mitch Kokai assesses Trump-backed candidates’ success in Ohio

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the success of candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump in Ohio’s Republican primary elections. Kokai offered these comments during the May 6, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
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Former N.C. Chief Justice Mark Martin reacts to U.S. Supreme Court leak

Mark Martin, dean of the Regent University School of Law and former chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, discusses the leak of a draft opinion in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court abortion case. Learn more here: “Leaked opinion signals overturn of abortion law, jeopardizes integrity of SCOTUS.” Martin offered these comments during a May...

Mitch Kokai

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring