Archives: Lindsay Marchello

  • Moore declares mandate for GOP lawmakers, previews redistricting

    Redistricting could prove contentious in next year’s legislative session. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, previewed the 2021 legislature at a news conference at N.C. Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh Monday, Nov. 16. Along with redistricting, the speaker discussed fiscal issues, a potential federal COVID relief package,…

  • CJ politics week in review, Nov. 9-13

    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. Moving forward: Despite a failed bid for state superintendent, Jen Mangrum, a Democrat, still has her sights on…

  • CJ Politics week in review, Nov. 2-Nov. 6

    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. Reopening schools: Good news for schools. Welcoming students back to the classroom hasn’t led to a rise in…

  • Local measures: Booze and bonds yes, sales taxes no

    It was a good night for bonds and booze.  While voters were picking their representatives, in some counties residents were deciding whether to approve bonds, tax increases, and the sale of alcohol. Small towns are warming to the idea of alcohol sales, said…

  • N.C. House Republican majority grows, dashing Democratic hopes

    North Carolina Democrats lost four seats in the state House on Election Day. Republicans will open the 2021 legislative session with a 69-51 majority. It was an upset. Legislative redistricting, brought on by lawsuits in 2019, should’ve made it easier for Democrats to gain ground. Instead,…

  • CJ politics Week in Review, Oct. 19-23

    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. Lumbee tribe recognition: The Lumbee Tribe’s fight for federal recognition has two new major allies: President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Federal…

  • No class: Parents, students, mostly going it alone

    Mysty Blagg’s twins, like most public school students in North Carolina, are falling behind.  Academically. Probably socially and emotionally, too. Blagg’s two 7-year-olds, Reagan and Luke, attend school in Wake County, which — in part because of the governor’s lockdowns and union pressure —…