Archive: 2020 election

  • Remember the General Assembly’s short session?

    The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 derailed much of the work the General Assembly had done before the pandemic. Battles over redistricting reform, tax relief, teacher pay, and hemp legislation disappeared from the headlines.  But lawmakers have left Raleigh and plan to return in September. The 10-day period…

  • CJ politics week in review, June 29-July 2

    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: Cooper vetoes: Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed eight bills on July 2, including three bills to reopen parts of…

  • Rule of law … or mob rule? 

    Mob violence seems to be the rule across the nation’s historic landmarks, indiscriminately tearing down or vandalizing everything from Gen. U.S. Grant to Cervantes to monuments to the “Greatest Generation.” This is especially true in cities and states with Democratic executive leadership, including North Carolina.  Finally,…

  • CJ politics week in review, June 1-5

    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: Mini budgets: Bite-sized budgets are once again moving through the General Assembly. The Senate…

  • Election reform bill moving quickly through N.C. House

    A bill forbidding all-mail elections passed unanimously Wednesday, May 27, out of the House Elections and Ethics Law Committee. It’s heading to the House Rules Committee. House Bill 1169 eases some restrictions on absentee ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also tightening oversight…

  • Trump says RNC may not head to Charlotte after all

    President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina. Amid a string of tweets Monday, May 25, about Memorial Day and the golf trips President Obama took while in office, Trump…