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Kaitlyn Shepherd, policy analyst for the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, gives us a concise overview of the choices parents have in the education of their children in North Carolina.
Kaitlyn Shepherd, policy analyst for the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, gives us a concise overview of the choices parents have in the education of their children in North Carolina.
 
Hog farming is an integral part of the agricultural industry in North Carolina, contributing $10 billion in economic output a year
Hog farming is an integral part of the agricultural industry in North Carolina, contributing $10 billion in economic output a year
 
The North Carolina state budget, recently enacted, expanded the powers of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, a body that has been in existence since 1975.
The North Carolina state budget, recently enacted, expanded the powers of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, a body that has been in existence since 1975.
 
For season two, we have guests who are experts on education, crime, immigration, affirmative action, free speech, election security, municipal government corruption, and so much more!
For season two, we have guests who are experts on education, crime, immigration, affirmative action, free speech, election security, municipal government corruption, and so much more!
 
Alabama and South Carolina cases could set goalposts for Voting Rights Act compliance
 
The General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 747, “An Act to Make Various Changes Regarding Election Law,” on October 10. The party-line votes were 30-19 in the Senate and 72-44 in the House.
The General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 747, “An Act to Make Various Changes Regarding Election Law,” on October 10. The party-line votes were 30-19 in the Senate and 72-44 in the House.
 
Saturday, October 7, marked the single deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust, many calling it “Israel’s 9/11.”
Saturday, October 7, marked the single deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust, many calling it “Israel’s 9/11.”
 
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
 
North Carolina Legislators Now Exempt from Public Records Thanks to New Budget Addition
North Carolina Legislators Now Exempt from Public Records Thanks to New Budget Addition
 
All news accounts described the recently passed state budget as spending $30 billion
 
The General Assembly will draw congressional and state legislative maps in October
 
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
 
The wait is finally over. North Carolina has a solidified new state budget, and it includes a major victory for families across the state.
The wait is finally over. North Carolina has a solidified new state budget, and it includes a major victory for families across the state.
 
Legislators added a provision to the state budget that would make them functionally exempt from public records law
Legislators added a provision to the state budget that would make them functionally exempt from public records law
 
Though North Carolina passed its newest budget last week, the legislature will still be busy this week.
Though North Carolina passed its newest budget last week, the legislature will still be busy this week.
 
From December through mid-August, 60 large whales have washed ashore East Coast beaches, coinciding with the issuance of several federal permits for whale “harassment” as a consequence of offshore wind energy development activities
From December through mid-August, 60 large whales have washed ashore East Coast beaches, coinciding with the issuance of several federal permits for whale “harassment” as a consequence of offshore wind energy development activities
 
Majority think President Biden was involved in Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.
 
At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
 
Finally. The Republican conference budget proposal was finally released earlier today. I’m sure readers are aware of the infighting among Republican lawmakers regarding casino legislation and Medicaid expansion.
Finally. The Republican conference budget proposal was finally released earlier today. I’m sure readers are aware of the infighting among Republican lawmakers regarding casino legislation and Medicaid expansion.
 
As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans prepare for a holiday marked by higher grocery prices this year.
As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans prepare for a holiday marked by higher grocery prices this year.
 
Nearly three months into the fiscal year, a budget bill has finally arrived
Nearly three months into the fiscal year, a budget bill has finally arrived
 
Even if good policy, not every reform belongs in a budget bill.
 
“To be rather than to seem.” This motto has long been the heartbeat of our state. It means that in a land teeming with natural beauty, our greatest beauty lies in the spirit of the men, women, and children who call North Carolina home.
“To be rather than to seem.” This motto has long been the heartbeat of our state. It means that in a land teeming with natural beauty, our greatest beauty lies in the spirit of the men, women, and children who call North Carolina home.
 
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls is suing the state’s Judicial Standards Commission to make them end investigations into some of her public statements
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls is suing the state’s Judicial Standards Commission to make them end investigations into some of her public statements
 
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls has recently filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, alleging the commission has aimed to stifle her First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls has recently filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, alleging the commission has aimed to stifle her First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
 
With a large load forecast and a need for reliable electricity provision, Dominion Energy also balks at closing traditional power plants
With a large load forecast and a need for reliable electricity provision, Dominion Energy also balks at closing traditional power plants
 
A new report on Florida’s K-12 education system describes the main tenets of Critical Social Justice, discusses how this ideology finds its way into K-12 schools, and documents how Florida has worked to reduce its spread
A new report on Florida’s K-12 education system describes the main tenets of Critical Social Justice, discusses how this ideology finds its way into K-12 schools, and documents how Florida has worked to reduce its spread
 
Not even two weeks into the new school year, at least nine Wake County public schools have already been forced to dismiss students early or close entirely because of HVAC issues.
Not even two weeks into the new school year, at least nine Wake County public schools have already been forced to dismiss students early or close entirely because of HVAC issues.
 
State government data show that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program serves students from low- and moderate-income households
State government data show that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program serves students from low- and moderate-income households
 
Yesterday marked the twenty-second anniversary of the deadly terror attacks on September 11, 2001, a day that started like any other but quickly became the deadliest day our nation has ever seen.
Yesterday marked the twenty-second anniversary of the deadly terror attacks on September 11, 2001, a day that started like any other but quickly became the deadliest day our nation has ever seen.
 
On Sept. 7, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved a new policy entitled “Funding and Accountability for Charter Schools” in an effort to exert more authority over charter school funding.
On Sept. 7, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved a new policy entitled “Funding and Accountability for Charter Schools” in an effort to exert more authority over charter school funding.
 
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