Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 24, Number 6 – June 2015

• Heirs finally win Hammocks Beach dispute
• Alcoa prevails over state in Yadkin River suit

• House budget faces uncertain future in Senate, Page 2
• Researcher: Certificate-of-need laws don’t increase charity care, Page 3
• JLF’s alternative budget puts focus on savings, Page 4
• State Briefs, Page 4
• GOP sees retiring unemployment insurance debt early as vindication, Page 5
• Audit: DHHS director spends $1.6 million on friends, perks, Page 6
• N.C. Chamber resurrects VMT highway funding fee idea, Page 7
• JLF recommends ending targeted corporate tax incentives, Page 8

• Education researcher: Remedial education bill intervenes too late, Page 9
• Charter closing fund raises concerns of accountability, Page 10
• Kristen Blair commentary: Class of 2015 ready to launch, Page 10
• Senate puts House-passed education reform bill in deep freeze, Page 11

• UNC-Chapel Hill expands on-campus diversity efforts, Page 17
• George Leef commentary: ‘Bias incident reporting’ or speech code?, Page 17
• Commencement speaker choices raise questions, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: Colleges’ reforms aimed at fighting grade inflation falling short, Page 19

• Fayetteville’s satellite annexations capture NCGA’s attention, Page 12
• Senate Bill 456 would restore local funding for charter schools, Page 12
• Appeals Court rules on privacy of info on stolen GPS, Page 13

• Book review: Intimate look at chaplain who was pastor to Nazis, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Founders created federalism to preserve, protect individual liberty, Page 21
• Book review: Schewizer spells out Clinton connections to money and power, Page 22
• Book review: Tamny uses pop references to help simplify economic theories, Page 23

• Editorial: Budget disappointing, not catastrophic, Page 24
• Katherine Restrepo commentary: Obamacare decision will affect N.C., Page 24
• Editorial: Misunderstanding, Page 25
• Editorial: Taxes falling, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: How McCrory gets judged, Page 25
• Media Mangle: We must value the First Amendment, Page 26
• Michael Walden commentary: Change coming to N.C. job market, Page 26
• Andy Taylor commentary: Separation of powers and GOP grumbling, Page 27
• Becki Gray commentary: Medicaid, competition, and accountability, Page 27

• Solar lobbyist N.C.’s fastest-growing occupation (a CJ parody), Page 28