Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 24, Number 2 – February 2015

• JLF: Promoting freedom for a quarter century
Carolina Journal: A leading government watchdog

• JLF ‘First in Freedom Index’ highlights growth, Page 2
• McCrory makes high-profile push to restore historic tax credits, Page 3
• Ill. managed care Medicaid draws notice from NCGA, Page 4
• State Briefs, Page 4
• Special-interest incentives battle to resume in 2015 session, Page 5

• Charter fair draws parents, teachers seeking choices, Page 6
• Kristen Blair commentary: Civic education gets the vote, Page 6
• Wake County seeks charter-like flexibility for districts, Page 7
• N.C.’s teacher turnover rate down, though causes uncertain, Page 8
• Legislation would put charters on more equal financial footing, Page 9

• How Obama’s ‘free’ tuition proposal would affect N.C., Page 17
• Jesse Saffron commentary: Moral bankruptcy and higher education, Page 17
• UNC seeks funding to enhance its ‘global brand,’ Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: President Ross, it’s not too late to create a legacy of reform, Page 19

• Fate of Airbnb in Raleigh awaits council action, Page 10
• Town and County, Page 10
• High court reverses decision cutting ‘life’ sentences for some, Page 11
• Chiquita leaving Charlotte raises incentive questions, Page 12
• Eminent domain reformers will try again in ’15 NCGA, Page 12
• Court to decide limits on state’s controversial Map Act, Page 13

• Book review: Stonewalled a chilling tale of government snooping, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Self-help efforts in black communities not stifled by segregation, Page 21
• Movie review: Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ returns fire at Hollywood’s leftists, Page 22
• Book review: Staddon snuffs out arguments about ‘societal’ harms of smoking, Page 23

• Editorial: Tax credit should be left to history, Page 24
• Roy Cordato commentary: Good news from falling gas prices, Page 24
• Editorial: No silver bullets, Page 25
• Editorial: Another UNC lawsuit, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: Read tax claims with skepticism, Page 25
• Media Mangle: Misleading by omission, Page 26
• Michael Walden commentary: Paying for infrastructure, Page 26
• Becki Gray commentary: 21 ways to reform spending, Page 27
• Katherine Restrepo commentary: Obamacare decision will not end debate, Page 27

• GOP plan would replace incentives with crowdfunding (a CJ parody), Page 28