Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 26, Number 9 – September 2017

On the cover

• Donor privacy: Should a light shine on your contributions to nonprofits?

• U.S. senators take aim at JLF



• Quick Takes, Pages 2 and 3

• Bill could shine light on criminal penalties issued by licensing boards, Page 4

• Bill protecting free speech becomes law, without the governor’s signature, Page 5

• Critics say N.C. State’s clean energy tech center an advocacy arm of renewable industry, Page 6

• Company-sponsored apprenticeships help solve labor shortages, Page 7

• Could another strategic plan boost the TransPark?, Page 8

• The art of defense: Pair are on mission to protect themselves and others, Page 10



• Mark Johnson: Lawsuit needed to bring accountability to school governance, Page 18

• Patrick Gleason: North Carolina, not Kansas, serves as model for state-level tax reform, Page 19



• Julie Tisdale commentary: We must ensure local governments are vigilant when handling our money, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: A knowledge gap surrounding a hot redistricting term, Page 15

• Shannon Watkins commentary: Should American degree programs borrow from their European counterparts?, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: The great rise of the N.C. homeschoolers, Page 17

• Jenna A. Robinson commentary: Due process: Restoring a fundamental right on campus, Page 17

• Editorial: Unaffiliated voters hold the key, Page 20

• Becki Gray commentary: Redrawing judicial districts: Make sure we get it right, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Beer money and changing markets, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Why can’t we get the economy just right?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: GOP is right to worry about Trump’s performance, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Are congressional Republicans the gang that can’t shoot straight?, Page 23

• Jones Street Gems, Page 24


John Hood commentary

• Some ideas have hideous consequences, Page 21

• Measuring value added is essential, Page 21

• Know these five budget facts, Page 21