Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 27, Number 9 – September 2018

On the cover

• Forgetting our ABCs (continued on Pages 8-13)



• Quick Takes, Pages 2-5

• Regulations, provider shortages keep addicts from getting treatment, Page 6

• Wilson among smaller cities considering micro transit, Page 6

• STOP and HOPE acts shut down pills mills while leaving chronic pain patients few options, Page 7

• Polls, Page 24



• Steve Troxler: N.C. Agriculture Commissioner addresses tariffs, state of farming, Page 18

• Peter Hans: New leader of college system talks opportunities, collaboration, Page 19


• Terry Stoops commentary: Municipalities getting into the education business, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Message to flat-tax critics: Higher-income earners already pay more, Page 15

• Jay Schalin commentary: UNC teaching loads report is insufficient for making public policy, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: Out go the classics in English classroom, Page 17

• Joseph Warta and Jenna Robinson commentary: The future for industry credentials, Page 17

• Becki Gray commentary: Lingering lessons from a short but ongoing session, Page 20

• Michael Walden commentary: How does N.C. compare on incentives?, Page 22

• John Trump commentary: WFU’s Jury Sunshine Project a valuable resource for informing voters, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Will constitutional amendments affect turnout at polls?, Page 23

• Marc Rotterman commentary: Beltway consultants will cost GOP the House, Page 23


Commentary by John Hood

• Ending the ABC monopoly, Page 21

• It’s not all Charlotte and Raleigh, Page 21

• Federal reform boosts state economy, Page 21