School board censure policy concerns and other items of interest
The News & Observer‘s “WakeEd” blog cited a recent Carolina Journal article from Associate Editor Dan Way that outlined concerns about new school board ethics policies in Wake and Buncombe counties. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Way’s article detailing the N.C. School Boards Association’s plan to launch a new group focusing on political advocacy.
The Senate GOP also cited Way’s column on closed-door school board discussions in Wake County, N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler‘s column on American Founder James Wilson, CJ Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s report on the state’s new voting law and its potential impact on voter turnout, and the transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio interview with marketing expert Mark McNeilly about “rebranding” the national Republican Party.
The Triangle Tribune cited a CJ story on a new law that will allow state legislators to intervene in lawsuits filed against the state of North Carolina. (Stam would later say in the Locke Foundation’s Carolina Journal Online that he and his GOP colleagues might use the bill to step into a lawsuit if they were unhappy with Cooper’s handling of the case, hinting that its provisions might be used more than just when the attorney general declines to defend.)
NCPoliticalNews.com promoted John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s research newsletter on the federal health care law’s employer mandate. NCPoliticalNews.com also highlighted Terry Stoops’ analysis of high-priced North Carolina high school buildings.
The N.C. Values Coalition promoted through email a “Locker Room” blog entry from Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders that details eugenics compensation in the new North Carolina state budget. The N.C. Spin website highlighted Mitch Kokai’s “Locker Room” entry on the News & Observer‘s recent out-of-context citation of controversial comments from N.C. Environment Secretary John Skvarla.