Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 25, Number 1 – January 2016

• Google partner: Solar power dependability zero
• Renewables could cost taxpayers $1 billion

• Experts: Make redistricting transparent, nonpartisan, Page 2
• Report: UNC system athletics subsidized with student fees, Page 3
• Rucho vows to push more tax reforms in 2016 short session, Page 4
• Dog boarding facilities in tug of war with state legislators, Page 5
• Direct care could expand to cover state workers, Medicaid, Page 6
• Governor urges parents, children to discuss underage drinking, Page 7
• JLF: Single-year expensing would improve N.C. tax code, Page 7
• State urged to drop ‘tier’ system for development grants, Page 8
• Lawsuit seeks to overturn judicial retention contests, Page 13

• Alamance may try letting public schools act like charter schools, Page 15
• Jesse Saffron commentary: Erasing the past won’t improve the future, Page 17
• Terry Stoops commentary: Conservative reforms needed in Halifax, Page 17

• Faculty protesters disrupt UNC Board of Governors meeting, Page 14
• Issues in Higher Education: Viewpoint diversity is the real campus issue that needs addressing, Page 16

• Both sides declare victory in ruling on closed meetings, Page 9
• G-boro council OKs plan raising cost of Greensboro arts center, Page 10
• Facebook sex offender ban constitutional, say justices, Page 11
• Michael Lowrey commentary: Hot air envelops Hurricanes, Page 11

• Troy Kickler commentary: Regulator dispute made N.C. literally a battleground state, Page 18

• Editorial: Redistricting reform should be priority, Page 20
• Becki Gray: Elections and a kind heart, Page 20
• Editorial: Budget news, Page 21
• Editorial: Income data, Page 21
• John Hood commentary: Activists oppose free speech, Page 21
• Media Mangle: Ochs’ dictum now a quaint relic, Page 22
• Michael Walden commentary: Deciphering unemployment rates, Page 22
• Andy Taylor commentary: Where’s the intellectual diversity?, Page 23
• Marc Rotterman commentary: High stakes for the GOP, Page 23

• Greenpeace uses fuel purchases to create ‘denier’ list (a CJ parody), Page 24