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Monday, 22 November 2021 14:47

OPINION: General Assembly can still make history

The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history next week when lawmakers return to Raleigh for the last time in 2021. It has been a while since our legislature has made any meaningful improvement to North Carolinians’ right to know about government action and performance through access to state and local government records and meetings. Now’s their chance.

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Monday, 22 November 2021 14:11

OPINION: Cawthorn's handlers got it wrong

When Carolina Journal first reported first-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s intention to abandon his current district next year to run in an adjacent one, CJ quoted Cawthorn as saying his decision was part of “a strategy to increase conservativism in North Carolina.”

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Thursday, 18 November 2021 16:20

Cooper signs first budget as governor

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, Nov. 18, signed the $25.9 billion budget plan into law. It's the first budget from the General Assembly that Cooper has signed since taking office in 2017.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says he will sign the first budget from the General Assembly since he took office in 2017. The announcement came in a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 16, and before the first vote from the Senate on Tuesday afternoon.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly will begin votes Tuesday on the newly-released 2021-23 conference budget. The 2021-22 budget plan of $25.9 billion represents a 4.3% increase over the previous plan. The fiscal 2022-23 portion of the biennial plan is $27 billion, and the state’s rainy day fund grows to $4.25 billion by the end of the biennium.

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RALEIGH — A retired Union County judge is trying to leapfrog the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly by ordering a $1.7 billion transfer from the state’s coffers to fund public education.

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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate education leader is criticizing Attorney General Josh Stein for his handling of the state's defense in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. House in a concurrence vote passed House Bill 264, Emergency Powers Accountability Act, 66-44, on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Specifically, the legislation requires the governor to get concurrence from the Council of State for an emergency declaration lasting more than seven days.

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RALEIGH — The judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case could issue an order as early as three weeks compelling the General Assembly to fully fund a court-ordered plan drawn up by California-based consultants.

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Monday, 18 October 2021 12:47

Where does North Carolina stand on the budget?

RALEIGH — As legislative members prepare for another week of redistricting committee meetings and budget talks, North Carolina is more than three months into the new fiscal year. The state still does not have a budget in place. Both the House and Senate have passed their versions but there is a new aspect of the process that hopefully Governor Roy Cooper will agree to so that a new budget will be passed by his administration.

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