Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 26, Number 3 – March 2017

On the cover

• Amazon perpetuates misleading claims about wind farm


North Carolina

• A citizen’s guide to Gov. Roy Cooper’s litigation blitz, Page 2

• Bill would add criminal penalties to open-meetings violations, Page 3

• Six N.C. city systems make list of ‘broadband boondoggles,’ Page 4

• Appeals Court hears Boyce’s complaint against State Bar, Page 5

• Greensboro Civil Rights Museum still struggling financially, Page 6

• Panthers’ Davis, Clippers’ Paul tout opportunity scholarships, Page 7

• Governor’s H.B. 2 proposal fails to address ‘home rule,’ ‘cooling off,’ Page 8

• Survey shows major support to lift cap on craft beer distribution, Page 9


Local Government

• Julie Tisdale commentary: Policy changes, not government interference, will improve connectivity, Page 11



• Alex Contarino commentary: No lessons learned: Campus intolerance intensifies in the Trump era, Page 16

• Jenna Robinson commentary: Bigger’s better? In higher ed’s amenities arms race, bigger is just bigger, Page 17

• Kristen Blair commentary: Bust bullying, boost school success, Page 17



• Causey puts customer service at top of Insurance Department agenda, Page 18

• Petrilli: DeVos to promote choice, defer to states as education secretary, Page 19



• Jon Pritchett commentary: Calling foul on Charlotte’s soccer stadium plans, Page 10

• John Trump commentary: Charter school was best choice for special-needs child, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: We all could use a little more Sowell, Page 15

• Editorial: Open-meetings law toothless no more?, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: What’s the problem? May be government itself, Page 20

• Editorial: Devolve transportation, Page 21

• Editorial: Wimpy politicians, Page 21

• John Hood commentary: Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy, Page 21

• Mike Walden commentary: How can we get to 4 percent growth?, Page 22

• Rick Henderson commentary: Pick your fights carefully, governor, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Citizens United facilitates discussion, to chagrin of the left, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Tribal warfare rules D.C. politics, Page 23


Parting Shot

• Golden LEAF boosts wind farm/bird sanctuary center (a CJ parody), Page 24