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Gov. Roy Cooper releases proposed 2022-23 budget adjustments

Gov. Roy Cooper wants to increase the state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year from $27 billion to $29.3 billion, an increase of 8.5%. The money would come from $6.2 billion in additional revenue spelled out in the state’s latest forecast. Cooper would place another $2.4 billion in reserves, leaving the remaining $1.5 billion unspent....

Theresa Opeka
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Cooper says his budget would cover unfunded Leandro items

As the N.C. Supreme Court is considering its next steps in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit, Gov. Roy Cooper has added a new twist to the dispute. Cooper’s proposed 2022-23 state budget adjustments would cover portions of a court-ordered Leandro compliance plan that remain unfunded to date.

CJ Staff
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Economists predict $6.2 billion increase in available N.C. revenue through June 2023

A revised forecast from state government economists indicates an additional $6.2 billion in revenue through the end of the next budget year. That includes a $4.2 billion dollar jump, from $28.4 billion to $32.6 billion forecasted in fiscal year 2021-22. The report comes from the  Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly and Gov....

Brayden Marsh

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N.C. Primary election today: polls now closed

Update 7:56 p.m.: Valerie Foushee with 50% to Nida Allam’s 35% in NC4’s Democratic primary in early results. Update 7:49 p.m.: Bo Hines takes early lead in NC13 GOP primary with 34% to Daughtry’s 20%. If leading candidate clears 30% they avoid runoff. Update 7:41 p.m.: In early results, Chuck Edwards leads Madison Cawthorn in...

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
Opinion

Final primary thoughts

Next week voters will finally decide which Republicans and which Democrats will be on the general election ballot. As part of the important spring cleaning at “The Woodshed” here are some final thoughts going into the primary day, and what we will be watching. The Delay Hurt Voters It is hard to identify exactly what races...

Dallas Woodhouse

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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.”

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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.”

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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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Campbell Law Professor Greg Wallace responds to shocking U.S. Supreme Court leak

Greg Wallace, professor of law at Campbell University, 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.” Wallace offered these comments during a May 3, 2022, interview with Mitch Kokai.

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