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UNC, STATE BAR LOBBY AGAINST PEOPLE ‘S RIGHT TO VOTE ON JUDGES

The Daily Haymaker reports UNC’s $437,000 a year general counsel, who is also State Bar president, is ginning up opposition to allowing people to elect their judges every two years. So who is Mark Merritt? And why is he lobbying against electing judges every two years? Well, our taxpayer-paid, university lawyer and Bar president would […]

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THE LAZY AND THE GREEDY AGAINST THE NEEDY

Anyone glancing at statistics on student debt will conclude millennials are having a rough time financially. So we raised an eyebrow when the UNC Faculty Assembly trashed the Board of Governors and the Legislature for a myriad of sins, demanding accreditation agencies stop the push for reform in the UNC System. Among the sins the […]

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12 REFORMS

CPR has been working on a conservative reform-themed 12 Days of Christmas. Until we put it in jingle form, here are 12 reforms the Legislature should pass: A Constitutional Amendment freezing income and sales tax rates. A Constitutional Amendment rebating half of budget surpluses to taxpayers and saving half. A Constitutional Amendment on school choice […]

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KENTUCKY MEDICAID MESS

Under a Democrat Governor, Kentucky fell for the free money from Washington trick and expanded Medicaid to single, childless, able-bodied adults who don’t work. Now new Republican Governor Matt Bevin needs to come up with $257 million because the free money is gone and now the state owes matching funds. Governor Bevin wants Medicaid expansion […]

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PRE-SESSION SURVEY: NORTH CAROLINIANS FAVOR MERIT PAY, MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUTS AND SPENDING LIMIT

As lawmakers head back to Raleigh, a statewide poll conducted on behalf of the Carolina Partnership for Reform shows strong support for major education and tax reforms: merit pay raises for teachers, expansion of opportunity scholarships, tax cuts for the middle class, and the Constitutional Amendment known as the Taxpayer Protection Act. Read the entire […]

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