State legislators return to Raleigh this month for a session devoted primarily to proposed constitutional amendments. The proposal that’s generating the most political heat would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Carolina Journal Associate Editor David Basscoverage of the debate about that amendment attracted attention this week from the Greensboro News & Record‘s “Capital Beat” blog, the Lincoln Tribune, the N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation, and N.C. Senate Republicans. Bass also spoke with the Shelby Star for an article following up on a CJ story about questionable pay bonuses for the Cleveland County manager. picked up Associate Editor Sara Burrows‘ article on proposed auto body licensing, while the Lincoln Tribune published Burrows’ report on North Carolina’s price-gouging law. The Lincoln Tribune and N.C. Senate Republicans cited Bass’ report on the funding struggle for a Western North Carolina “teacher’s paradise.” The Lincoln Tribune also promoted contributor Karen Welsh‘s report on political calculations linked to a proposed voter identification law. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Bass’ report on a Heritage Action for America congressional scorecard and contributor Duke Cheston‘s article on recent developments in WakeMed’s bid to buy Rex Healthcare. also promoted Cheston’s report.