Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, sat down with CJ reporter Alex Baltzegar to discuss his run to be the next speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Poll: Two-thirds of North Carolinians worried about crime
A new Civitas poll finds that 66% of North Carolina voters are concerned about crime and safety in their neighborhoods.
NCInnovation looks a lot like ‘Bidenomics, has strong ties to Dems
A recent Economist magazine article examined President Joe Biden’s industrial policy approach, describing it as “place-based industrial policy.” The article describes such policies as directing tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to specific “struggling regions” in order to boost manufacturing capacity and hopefully incentivize private investment. Specific examples the article cites include $10 billion to...
Attempt to shame black legislators over budget vote backfires
After a long slog, the NC General Assembly passed a budget with supermajority support, including bipartisan support in the state House. Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper even said he’d rest his itchy veto finger and allow the bill to become law. Cooper, who has double the vetoes of all previous governors combined, decided not to add...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District lobbies for largest bond referendum in NC history
A $2.5-billion-dollar bond referendum is slated to be placed on the November ballot this year, as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) looks for support to fund 30 different projects in the school district.