Archives: Donna King

  • Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes Trump endorsement of Ted Budd

    Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. King offered these comments during the June 11, 2021, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”…

  • Lawmakers to Cooper: Show us the science

    It has been 450 days since Gov. Roy Cooper put North Carolina under a state-of-emergency order due to the COVID pandemic.  State lawmakers are demanding concrete information on when it will end. On Tuesday, leaders in the N.C. House formally asked Cooper to provide the scientific data used to…

  • House and Senate narrow budget differences, but gap remains

    With one month to go before the end of the fiscal year, at the General Assembly lawmakers are hammering out how to budget more than $25 billion in the next state spending plan. Republican leaders in the House and Senate have already agreed to spend significantly less than budget…

  • Bill would provide rescue education grants for NC parents

    This summer may not be filled with pools and part-time jobs for students across the state who’ve struggled with a year of mandated remote school. In March of 2021, the State Board of Education reported that in May of 2020, after two months of remote school, test scores were at…

  • Poll: NC voters favor right-to-work and limits on government spending

    A Civitas poll out Thursday, May 13, finds North Carolina voters are growing sightly in their support for  Republicans in the N.C. legislature, and decreasing slightly in their support of legislative Democrats. If the election were held today, 48% of those polled said they would support the Republican candidate, up…

  • 60% of Triangle gas pumps are empty after spree of buying

    A disruption in East Coast gasoline supplies has sparked panic buying across the region, with North Carolina among the states hit hardest. Across the state, an average of 14.7% of gas stations report that they are on empty, but that number is higher in urban areas. In the Triangle,…

  • Crossover day is coming, and you can feel it in the air

    If you follow state politics, you have no doubt heard of crossover day on the legislative calendar.  You may see a flurry of legislative news, updates, and emailed explanations of bills, all in the effort to move legislation through one chamber to the next. If a bill does not “cross…