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Saying the current plan is antiquated, a legislative agency on Monday recommended that the state scrap its three-tiered system for awarding economic development grants.
In an article from WRAL.com lamenting the fact that economic development grants made by the state of North Carolina did not "create" as many jobs as originally intended, John Skvarla, North Carolina's Commerce Secretary and number 1 cheerleader for taxpayer funded business incentives, stated that...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) announced today that North Carolina has received a $746,800 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help North Carolina companies increase international sale
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina has received a $200,000 grant that will expand truck driver training courses to Camp Lejeune Marines and their spouses
North Carolina's largest cities dealt with nearly 240 economic development contracts and promised $65 million in incentives from 2009 to 2014
Governor Pat McCrory congratulated North Carolina A&T State University today for being awarded a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Energy grant dedicated to cyber security research and education.
North Carolina has transformed from the Pepsi Generation to the Pepto population. In 1950, the median age in our state was 26.5 years. By 1981, it was almost 30 and the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services reports it as 36.9 years in 2009.
The editors of The Fayetteville Observer are interested in the film industry and with storytelling in general. An example of the latter came to my attention recently.
As the legislature comes back into session, there is a renewed focus on what are typically referred to as economic incentives, or by many who are more skeptical of such programs, corporate welfare or simply cronyism. Programs that are and will continue to be debated are subsidies to...
How much does North Carolina's government spend? A simple question, but unfortunately there's not a simple answer.
Last night my wife and I went to see a movie. It was a very popular movie and we were required to wait our turn in a long line to purchase our tickets. After purchasing our tickets we proceeded through the metal detector to ensure we were not carrying weapons.
"Grassroots" is a word commonly used in the political world to describe what happens when highly motivated supporters spontaneously form a group from the ground up to advance a political cause or candidate.
In the 80s and 90s, Democrats worked really hard to make voting easier for their lazy, shiftless, poorly-educated target market.
BarryO has decided he wants to give everybody a free ride through community college. Heck. His radical overhaul of healthcare has worked *so well.* Why not meddle here?
It's a pleasure to announce that Jenna A. Robinson, currently director of outreach for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, is about to become our new president. I am retiring, and my last day will be Friday, Feb. 13. I am joining the board of the Pope Center as vice-chairman.
Academia is notoriously resistant to major changes. Whereas private sector firms rise, fall, merge, reorganize, acquire, and cast off unprofitable divisions with amazing speed, colleges and universities are hampered by unwieldy systems of governance, iron-bound traditions, and intense resistance...
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) met with members of the North Carolina seafood industry to address their concerns around the current H-2B Visa crisis.
After first agreeing to allow Carolina Journal to inspect the documents relating to a taxpayer-funded U.S. Department of Agriculture energy grant to a company owned by family members of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, the USDA Rural Development office in Raleigh later said the matter was being handled in...
The handling of a $250,644 stimulus grant received by a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's husband has been referred to the state auditor by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for "further legal review," according to documents obtained by Carolina Journal.
The federal proposal that the president is calling "America's College Promise" has inspired fanfare and controversy that go beyond President Obama's decision earlier this week not to interfere with so-called 529 savings plans.
The General Fund budget proposal released Monday by GOP state House leaders for the two-year budget cycle starting July 1 would increase spending by nearly $1 billion more than the increase recommended in March by Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican.
After first agreeing to allow Carolina Journal to inspect the documents relating to a taxpayer-funded U.S. Department of Agriculture energy grant to a company owned by family members of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, the USDA Rural Development office in Raleigh later said the matter was being handled in...
The handling of a $250,644 stimulus grant received by a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's husband has been referred to the state auditor by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for "further legal review," according to documents obtained by Carolina Journal.
The federal proposal that the president is calling "America's College Promise" has inspired fanfare and controversy that go beyond President Obama's decision earlier this week not to interfere with so-called 529 savings plans.
The General Fund budget proposal released Monday by GOP state House leaders for the two-year budget cycle starting July 1 would increase spending by nearly $1 billion more than the increase recommended in March by Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican.
It's a pleasure to announce that Jenna A. Robinson, currently director of outreach for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, is about to become our new president. I am retiring, and my last day will be Friday, Feb. 13. I am joining the board of the Pope Center as vice-chairman.
Academia is notoriously resistant to major changes. Whereas private sector firms rise, fall, merge, reorganize, acquire, and cast off unprofitable divisions with amazing speed, colleges and universities are hampered by unwieldy systems of governance, iron-bound traditions, and intense resistance...
"Grassroots" is a word commonly used in the political world to describe what happens when highly motivated supporters spontaneously form a group from the ground up to advance a political cause or candidate.
The federal proposal that the president is calling "America's College Promise" has inspired fanfare and controversy that go beyond President Obama's decision earlier this week not to interfere with so-called 529 savings plans.
The General Fund budget proposal released Monday by GOP state House leaders for the two-year budget cycle starting July 1 would increase spending by nearly $1 billion more than the increase recommended in March by Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican.
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