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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 21 Issue 4, Mar 2005
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Domestic violence occurs across many levels of society. It has become a major area of concern, both with the public and the North Carolina General Assembly. NORTH CAROLINA INSIGHT devotes the March 2005 issue to a discussion of it. Topics covered by the authors include resources on domestic and family violence; funding for domestic violence services; county programs for victims of domestic violence; the family court as a vehicle to address domestic discord; and recommendations for fighting domestic violence. A table categorizing domestic violence-related deaths in North Carolina from 2002 to 2004 is included. The list includes over 200 names, with pertinent information on the deaths.
NORTH CAROLINA INSIGHT ranks the most influential lobbyists in the state \"to help citizens understand which key interests and organizations have clout with the state legislators and to let citizens know who is not represented in the legislature.\" At the close of the 2003 North Carolina General Assembly, 567 lobbyists were registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. The lobbyists represented 621 different companies or organizations.
Recent rulings by the North Carolina Supreme Court has forced the state to surrender $1.5 billion in realized revenue. The fiscal impact of the rulings is large and comes at a time when the state government is experiencing revenue shortfalls. White examines the following three cases that have had, and will continue to have, a large fiscal impact on North Carolina government:\r\nBAILEY V. NORTH CAROLINA, which concerned taxing of state retirees' pensions; SMITH V. STATE, which canceled the state's intangibles tax and the return of $600 million to taxpayers; and LEANDRO V. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, which stated that every child in North Carolina is entitled to a sound basic education.