by Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A former South Carolina congressman says it’s possible to get N.C. conservatives to back a carbon tax and other progressive climate change policies if the left uses an economic argument to do so. “It’s possible to bring America together if we can first speak to our tribes in…

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by Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina’s heavy-fisted response to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a delayed economic recovery, reports from state and national economists show. Things won’t speed up for a while. The latest projections call for relatively high unemployment through next year. School closures and business restrictions led to an…

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by Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper signed a more than $2 billion COVID relief bill on Wednesday, Feb. 10, despite his call for more spending. The General Assembly passed the bill, which includes $1.6 billion for public schools and another half-billion in rental assistance, primarily to allocate money passed down from…

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By Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is again pushing for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure bond, but Republican leaders caution that North Carolina’s still-unsteady economy makes it impossible to tell whether it would be prudent. In remarks to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners on Thursday, Jan.14, Cooper said “now is the time”…

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