Archives: Lindsay Marchello

  • Eleven former lawmakers want their old gigs back 

    While some lawmakers are leaving the General Assembly in 2020, 11 former legislators are aiming for a comeback.   The 2020 general election ballot will include 11 former lawmakers aiming to reclaim a spot at the General Assembly.   Returning lawmakers have some advantages over an average…

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 10-14

    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. Here’s this week’s review: • Governor polling: A Feb. 12 High Point University poll…

  • New year, new look 

    The General Assembly will look a bit different after the 2020 session. Twenty-four lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — have opted not to run for re-election. Institutional knowledge will shrink as experienced lawmakers leave the General Assembly, political scientists say. But the turnover may allow new issues and…

  • Judge tosses $2.5 million Silent Sam settlement

    A Superior Court judge has reversed course on a $2.5-million settlement granting a Confederate veterans group ownership of Silent Sam.  Judge Allen Baddour threw out the deal during a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 12, about whether the Sons of the Confederate Veterans had legal standing to…

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 3-7

    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. Here’s this week’s review: Contract rules: The State Board of Education is moving forward on efforts to limit the state superintendent’s ability…

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 27-31

    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. Here’s this week’s review: School choice: U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, took to the House…