The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer quoted Becki Gray in an article about Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed bond packages for transportation and government infrastructure. An op-ed in the N&O cited John Hood’s support for electoral redistricting reform. The Winston-Salem Journal quoted Mitch Kokai in an article about bills to raise the government-mandated minimum wage. The Constituting America website published N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler‘s essay on federalism and the Affordable Care Act.
The N.C. Spin website picked up Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on bills in the General Assembly related to partisan elections. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Smith’s work on election changes, a redistricting ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, and the potential impact of a November vote on a statewide bond referendum. The Kernersville News published Associate Editor Dan Way‘s column on changing media norms.
N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted multiple CJ articles: Smith’s pieces on the November bond vote, the redistricting ruling, and a bill to create judicial retention elections; Way’s stories on Medicaid reform and a potential solar credit extension; and Hood’s column about taxing state and municipal bonds. The N.C. Spin website and Senate GOP also cited Kokai’s blog entry on the relative tax burdens of high- and low-income earners.