• A Risky Path to Add Venture

    Legislation to authorize more investment risk for the state’s unclaimed property account could be worth consideration — except for the comments of its supporters.

  • Weekly Report 2005-02-25

    For the week of February 25, 2005 – carolinajournal.com Reaction of the Week Gov. Mike Easley, in his proposed budget for fiscal 2005-07, recommended Wednesday that lawmakers retain a 4-year-old “temporary” sales tax increase and also…

  • For Whom the Roads Toll

    The toll road fix for traffic congestion will get its most serious look yet. It is a chance for the region to break free of the failed transportation models of the past.

  • It’s No Exception to the Rule

    The Microelectronics Center of NC got a quarter-billion in tax dollars, made a few insiders wealthy, and then teetered on the edge of insolvency. This is a success of government-funded business?

  • Weekly Report 2005-01-21

    For the week of January 21, 2005 – carolinajournal.com Reaction of the Week Carolina Journal and the North Carolina Press Association filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the state Department of Commerce to release…

  • Weekly Report 2005-01-07

    For the week of January 07, 2005 – carolinajournal.com Reaction of the Week Lawmakers are reportedly planning to discuss an expensive state program next year to respond to state court decisions in the Leandro case,…

  • Six Simple Tools for Getting NC Moving

    Transportation issues are among the most critical ones facing North Carolina. Here are six key recommendations for getting the most bang for the taxpayers' buck in transportation.

  • Learning Their Lesson on Boondoggles

    Never let it be said that state government is incapable of imparting a good education. Politicians, for example, are learning that they better stop asking the voters to approve their favorite schemes.

  • A NC House Election Checklist

    Lost track of the partisan fight for control of the 120-seat NC House in 2004? Join the club. Here’s a list of 19 races worth keeping an eye on when the Tuesday election returns come in.

  • Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

    Among the legislature's (few) genuine accomplishments this session was a step towards a neutral, unbiased tax code. Too bad lawmakers thought they were doing something else.