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CJ’s Obamacare premium coverage attracts national attention

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Experts speaking at a Raleigh forum this week predicted an upcoming surge in health insurance premiums tied to the federal Affordable Care Act. Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s report on the forum attracted attention from Human Events, Breitbart News, the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee,, the N.C. Spin website,, and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email.

The Pee Dee Post and publicized Way’s story on a proposed Richmond County sales tax hike for a new Rockingham sports complex. cited Way’s report on a critique of solar energy industry incentives from a veteran solar advocate. The same site featured CJ Publisher Jon Ham‘s column on the danger of media outlets relying more on a preferred narrative than the facts of the stories they cover, and Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s report on a proposed high-occupancy and tolling lane for a section of Interstate 77 near Charlotte. The N.C. Spin website picked up Smith’s article on North Carolina’s $800 million liability for targeted tax incentives. The Senate GOP promoted that article, along with Smith’s report on the proposed HOT lane and the transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio interview about the University of North Carolina’s budget.

Managing Editor Rick Henderson discusses the week’s top electoral news on this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics” program. The Kernersville News published John Locke Foundation Director of Communications Mitch Kokai‘s CJ column on a book recounting the famous 1986 Reykjavik summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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