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Clayton Henkel

About the author

Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.
clayton@ncpolicywatch.com
919-861-2067

Clayton Henkel's articles and posts

Education Top Story

Monday numbers: A closer look at Gov. Cooper’s bond proposal

When Governor Roy Cooper rolled out his 2019-21 budget last week, he proposed placing a nearly $4 billion bond initiative before North Carolina voters that would invest in better schools and other critical infrastructure. According to the governor’s ...
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Representative Cynthia Ball


Representative Cynthia Ball discusses Medicaid expansion, a fix to gerrymandering and legislation to clear the backlog of untested sexual assault kits.

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Tom Ross, former UNC System President and co-chair of North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform


Tom Ross, former UNC System President and co-chair of North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, discusses legislation to reform the redistricting process in North Carolina through an amendment to the state constitution that places guardrails on how legislators can draw voting districts.

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Peggy Nicholson of the Youth Justice Project


Peggy Nicholson of the Youth Justice Project discusses her organization’s efforts to bring a measure of racial equity to our schools and end the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn more about the 2019 Racial Equity Report Cards.

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Virginia Knowlton Marcus, CEO for Disability Rights North Carolina


Virginia Knowlton Marcus, CEO for Disability Rights North Carolina discusses the work of Disability Rights and the findings of a new study that concludes federal, state and local emergency management officials must do more to ensure the well-being of people with disabilities during natural disasters.

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Duke University School of Law Professor Brandon Garrett


Brandon Garrett, the L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law at Duke University, discusses new research that concludes North Carolina should end the sentence of life without parole for juvenile offenders.

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News Top Story

Monday numbers – a closer look at child well-being and the rise in youth suicide

Researchers at NC Child and the NC Institute of Medicine recently released the 2019 North Carolina Child Health Report Card. The annual report offers a snapshot of how children are faring in our state.

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Center for Responsible Lending Policy Director Kelly Tornow

New data from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) shows for-profit college students continue to be less likely to graduate than their counterparts at public or private nonprofit institutions. These student-borrowers carry more debt regardless of whether they graduate, and they default on that debt at higher rates, often because a for-profit college degree does not provide the anticipated access to higher-paying jobs. Kelly Tornow, Director of North Carolina Policy at the Center, discusses the findings. Learn more: The State of For-Profit Colleges.

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Brendan Riley, policy analyst with the Health Advocacy Project


The momentum to expand Medicaid in North Carolina continues to grow. Brendan Riley with the NC Justice Center’s Health Advocacy Project (HAP) discusses what we have learned from other states that have already taken this important step. Riley also discusses Profiling North Carolina’s Uninsured: How Expanding Medicaid Can Make a Difference.

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