Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 9 – September 2016

On the cover

• CSX to get $700k subsidy for every job created

• Charter advisory board ‘frustrated’ with process


North Carolina

• Council of State divided over outside employment, Page 2

• Nonprofit restaurant seeks to help homeless women, Page 3

• Critics: State retirement fund underfunded and losing money, Page 4

• Surgeon: CON laws cost state plan $250 million annually, Page 5

• North Carolina moves up four spots in Cato’s freedom index, Page 6

• N&O attorney: Suit may be attempt to protect DOJ politically, Page 7


Local government

• High Point boosters want stadium but have no team, Page 8

• 6th Circuit upholds N.C. law limiting city-run broadband, Page 9

• Wake County will use 2011 maps for 2016 local elections, Page 10

• Court: Promise of ‘step’ raises not the same thing as tenure, Page 11

• Michael Lowrey commentary: Streetcar line a political project, Page 11



• Vedder: Higher-ed salaries inflated by national ‘arms race,’ Page 14

• Black charter school operators worry about new state regs, Page 15

• Issues in Higher Education: How higher education in America became a false promise, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: Sanity check for college admissions, Page 17

• Stephanie Keaveney commentary: Professors restoring free speech on campus, Page 17



• Troy Kickler commentary: Gold mining big part of early N.C. economic development, Page 18

• Interview: Shapiro: Death of Scalia had surprisingly little effect on Court term, Page 19

• Editorial: Freedom rises in North Carolina, Page 20

• Terry Stoops commentary: Debates about funding miss the point, Page 20

• Editorial: The Left’s blame game, Page 21

• Editorial: Testing teacher pay, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Hometown Debates will inform voters, Page 21

• Media Mangle: Beware of parachute journalism, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: The investment boxing match, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: The self-righteous Left and the war on science, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: 2017 policies should focus on growth, Page 23


Parting Shot

• ABC trucks to address N.C. ‘alcoholic beverage deserts’ (a CJ parody), Page 24