Mitch Kokai - Carolina Journal

Mitch Kokai - Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — A letter from the head of a national tax reform group touts N.C. lawmakers’ “leadership in advancing pro-growth tax policies.” The letter released Thursday calls for legislators to consider even more tax-related reforms as they begin a new session.

RALEIGH — University of North Carolina System could be forced to refund portions of fees charged to students across the state in spring 2020, depending on the outcome of a case heard Tuesday morning at the N.C. Court of Appeals.

If you’re looking for a good example of the law of unintended consequences, search no further than the actions of so-called “progressive prosecutors.”

RALEIGH — Left-wing political activist the Rev. William Barber will not get his day at the N.C. Supreme Court. Justices at the state's highest court have turned down Barber's appeal of a 2019 conviction connected to a protest at the General Assembly.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued new orders blocking all activity in a lawsuit challenging the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. That includes “burdensome” discovery targeting multiple private schools.

RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate redistricting leader is raising new concerns about one of the men who helped draw the state’s latest congressional map. Those concerns are based on new revelations from New Jersey.

RALEIGH — The judge in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding legal dispute calls for state government to spend an additional $785 million on education-related items. But he has jettisoned a controversial provision from a previous court ruling that raised constitutional concerns.

RALEIGH — The judge overseeing North Carolina's long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit signaled Friday that he will produce an order next week calling for additional state education spending.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court is giving the new judge overseeing North Carolina's long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit another seven days to issue his ruling. The high court granted the judge's request for additional time in an order Wednesday.

RALEIGH — A new filing in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit would lop another $25 million off of the cost of court-ordered education spending. Even with the change, advocates still want a court to force the state to spend an additional $770 million on education.

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