Judicial activism continues to threaten the principles of self-government in North Carolina. However, despite a desperate ruling in an attempt to stop voter ID from being implemented by a federal judge in December, most experts believe the legislation to secure a constitutional amendment by voters will be implemented in time for the general election.
The January issue wades into the topics of voter ID, corporate tax incentives, and the economy. Additionally, a preview of election contests across the state for 2020 offers readers a look at where North Carolina may be headed from a policy perspective.
North Carolina will undoubtedly receive plenty of national attention and at the state level, Gov. Roy Cooper wants to continue to paint Republicans as not doing enough on education spending. Republicans are hoping that statewide voters will reward them for a strong economy and fiscal discipline.