Category: Columns

NC Republicans cut a deal on state budget. Will key NC Democrats join, or block teacher raises again?

By Dallas Woodhouse Raleigh, NC – As state budget negotiations get down to the fine details, with an extra $6 billion in over-collected tax revenue on the table, Republicans are moving forward with another conservative spending plan to make key…

North Carolina’s charter school law turns 25

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – This month, North Carolinians will celebrate the silver anniversary of North Carolina’s charter school law. It is a time to celebrate and reflect on how far the movement has come over the last…

Can you trust scientists?

By Kevin Roche The sudden reversal of opinion on whether or not CV-19 might have been created in and escaped from a Chinese lab should be a stark warning to us that at least in the US, you can’t trust…

Lawmakers to Roy Cooper: Show us the science

scientist in lab

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – It has been 450 days since Gov. Roy Cooper put North Carolina under a state-of-emergency order due to the COVID pandemic.  State lawmakers are demanding concrete information on when it will end. On Tuesday,…

Cutting corporate tax helps NC consumers

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – With negotiators for the North Carolina House and Senate confirming that they’ve agreed on the broad outlines of a state budget for next year, the prospect of ending the state’s 2.5% corporate income tax…

NC legislative chambers agree to spending amount

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the N.C. House and Senate have reached a deal for the next budget. After weeks of closed negotiations, N.C. Senate and…