Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 27, Number 6 – June 2018

On the cover

• A dead end: Many property owners, trapped by Map Act, are still waiting to be paid

• Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. removes Stokes hospital from network



• 2018 teacher rally, Page 2

• Quick Takes, Pages 3 – 7

• Ohio bank claims 100 percent renewable power from N.C. solar project, Page 8

• Burr, Tillis praise Trump during lecture in Raleigh, Page 9

• Secretive budget process efficient but bad for governance, analysts say, Page 13

• Court rules: Brewers’ lawsuit against state moves forward, Page 14

• Polls, Page 24



• Lt. Gov. Dan Forest doubling down on his priorities, Page 18

• Yuval Levin: Partisan divide does not block search for political solidarity, Page 19



• Terry Stoops commentary: The teacher walkout and its aftermath, Page 15

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Scholars agree: N.C. should pick, ‘stick to’ one judicial selection process, Page 15

• Six ideas to depoliticize the American campus, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: What to know about teens, nicotine, and ‘JUULing,’ Page 17

• Shannon Watkins commentary: Feminist activism masquerading as education, Page 17

• Editorial: Bridging the state’s health care divide, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Economic freedom, press freedom go hand in hand, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: Is it time to implement a mileage tax?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Josh Stein, Democrats, and the rule of law, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: Vote wisely when considering constitutional amendments, Page 23


John Hood commentary

• Cooper budget relies on extra taxes, Page 21

• Freedom is a growth strategy, Page 21

• Goldberg book tells valuable tales, Page 21