Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 24, Number 12 – December 2015

• Analysts call Apple renewable energy claims ‘lies’
• McCrory, Cooper agree on Syrian refugees

• Rouzer: EPA water, energy rules stifling economy, Page 2
• Doctors see direct care, monthly fees as alternative to insurance, Page 3
• Hager, Millis say they’ll continue fighting renewable mandates, Page 4
• Rucho: Redistricting reform faces long odds in short session, Page 5
• McCrory: Unemployment fund reserve = $560 million tax cut, Page 6
• Economist: Tax collections on track to meet projections, Page 6
• N.C. not yet joining N.Y. ‘investigations’ of oil, gas companies, Page 7
• Lawmakers grill Cabinet officials about prison contract, Page 8

• Professors: Success of local bonds may not translate statewide, Page 15
• Opinion: Why should taxpayers and students subsidize university presses?, Page 16
• George Leef commentary: A program that makes no sense, Page 17
• Kristen Blair commentary: Classroom technology: hope or hype?, Page 17

• UNC board concedes lack of transparency law knowledge, Page 14

• Expert: Salisbury’s investment in 10-gig Internet ‘silly,’ Page 9
• Both sides unsatisfied as Raleigh relaxes sidewalk dining rules, Page 10
• JLF brief supports landowners in Map Act lawsuit, Page 11

• Troy Kickler commentary: Debates in N.C. over ratification guaranteed the Bill of Rights, Page 18
• Interview: Brooks: Conservatives need to fight for people, not against things, Page 19

• Editorial: Reforms are producing results, Page 20
• Katherine Restrepo commentary: Medical care ban be inexpensive, Page 20
• Editorial: Population shifts, Page 21
• Editorial: Insurance hikes, Page 21
• John Hood commentary: States should lighten burden, Page 21
• Media Mangle: When journalism becomes propaganda, Page 22
• Michael Walden commentary: Efficiency and natural resources, Page 22
• Andy Taylor commentary: ‘Elephant’s Edge’ remains, even if it’s not obvious, Page 23
• Becki Gray commentary: Role of military and veterans in N.C., Page 23

• Amazon introduces new reader, the ultra-green Windle (a CJ parody), Page 24