Print Editions

  • Volume 11, Number 11 – November 2002

    Cover • What happened behind the scenes as the N.C. Economic Stimulus and Job Creation Act was lobbied for, and passed? Only a legislator, a lobbyist, a large public company, and an entire state agency acting with conflicts of interest know. Page 1 North Carolina • The “clean smokestacks” law has been…

  • Volume 11, Number 10 – October 2002

    Cover • Both conservatives and liberals are de-nouncing the 2002 Farm Bill, signed into law in May by President Bush. The farm subsidies, worth almost $200 billion, are promising massive payouts to farmers in North Carolina and across the country. Page 1 North Carolina • Charter boat operators on the…

  • Volume 11, Number 9 – September 2002

    Cover • The North Carolina House and Senate approved a bill reallocating money from an $800 million bond package toward grants for localities to improve their water and sewer systems. Rep. Fern Shubert thinks the whole idea stinks. Page 1 North Carolina • Gov. Mike Easley’s comments to the state…

  • Volume 11, Number 8 – August 2002

    Cover • The nightmares of a brutal redistricting battle aside for now, North Carolina is finally proceeding with its long-delayed 2002 campaign season, which has some of the most competitive races in years. Page 1 North Carolina • Several national television networks question how states, particularly North Carolina, have misused money won…

  • Volume 11, Number 7 – July 2002

    Cover • In September 2001, Gov . Mike Easley signed a “budget for education.” It began last summer as the “Education Revenue Act.” At least that is what legislators were calling it. Now hopes for education to remain a priority during North Carolina’s budget disaster are fizzling as officials look…

  • Volume 11, Number 6 – June 2002

    Cover • A new report from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy calls for a moratorium on the sale of higher-education bonds approved by North Carolina voters in 2000. It also criticizes the University of North Carolina system for not giving repair and renovation projects top priority and for…

  • Volume 11, Number 5 – May 2002

    Cover • Analysts say the N.C. Supreme Court, in handing down a 4-1-2 decision that invalidated a redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly, might has shaken up politics as usual in the state, which has been controlled by Democrats since the days of Reconstruction. Page 1 North Carolina •…

  • Volume 11, Number 4 – April 2002

    Cover • It could be deja vu all over again. Raleigh lawyer Gene Boyce, who has successfully sued the state over unconstitutional tax issues in the past, may be gearing up for another battle because of the General Assembly’s retroactive income tax increase last year. Page 1 North Carolina • It wasn’t…

  • Volume 11, Number 3 – March 2002

    Cover • Is Gov. Mike Easley trying to wish away the budget situation? First he neglected to include overages in Medicaid payouts in his $900 million figure, hoping for federal help, then renewed a campaign to get a lottery in the state. Page 1 North Carolina • The Golden LEAF…

  • Volume 11, Number 2 – February 2002

    Cover • North Carolina faces a potential $900 million budget deficit this year, but the organization authorized to distribute billions in tobacco settlement money is giving $200,000 to a horse park. Should the legislature pull the reins? Page 1 North Carolina •The Center for Local Innovation, in its annual By…