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  • N.C. sees beneficial education reforms in 2016

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 688: From teacher pay increases to increased funding for opportunity scholarships to a new Achievement School District, the N.C. General Assembly took a number of steps in 2016 designed to improve public education in the state. Terry Stoops, JLF’s director of research and…

  • N.C. economic development functions now in hands of nonprofit group

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 688: Much of the work of the N.C. Department of Commerce has been transferred over the past two years to a nonprofit Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. CEO Christopher Chung says the partnership is working to promote the state’s economy with more…

  • Lawmakers debate response to local governments that ignore immigration rules

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 687: The final days of the 2016 legislative session featured debate about the state’s proper response to local governments that flout state immigration laws. Some lawmakers wanted to take state funding away from cities and counties that intentionally violate state immigration rules. You’ll…

  • Carve-out for single company ‘renews’ N.C. renewable energy debate

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 687: One of the last fights of this year’s legislative session involved a reignited debate over renewable energy tax credits. The annual state farm bill extended credits for three more years for a single company building a renewable energy facility in eastern North…

  • Major-party presidential candidates target N.C. for attention

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 687: The major presidential contenders thrust North Carolina back into the national spotlight earlier this month, when both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigned in the Tar Heel State on the same day. Clinton had some help from President Obama, who made the…