Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 28, Number 4 – April 2019

On the cover

• Who’s the boss? UNC System turmoil and unclear accountability



• Quick Takes, Pages 2-3

• Lawmakers introduce omnibus health insurance bill, Page 4

• Cooper staff recruited large coalition to sell public on ACP, pipeline fund, Page 5

• Craft beer distribution compromise cheers brewers, wholesalers, Page 6

• UNC System turmoil worsened by unclear lines of accountability, Page 7-10

• Accomplishments under the UNC System’s Board of Governors, Page 9

• UNC System timeline, Page 10

• Candidates for seat in the 9th Congressional District, Page 11

• Walter Jones’ seat in 3rd Congressional District, Pages 12-13

• Polls, Page 24



• Gregory Wallace: Kavanaugh poses no threat to constitutional order, Page 18

• Kev Coleman: Discussing the changing landscape of health insurance, Page 19



• Terry Stoops commentary: Teacher pay in N.C.: sweet spots and sour notes, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Legal footnote highlights uncertainty about N.C. election maps, Page 15

• Jay Schalin commentary: Radically transforming the nation: our politicized schools of education, Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: When parental involvement is too much of a good thing, Page 17

• Sarah-Jane Lorenzo commentary: What’s the actual value of a master’s degree?, Page 17

• Editorial: ‘The university of the people,’ Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Arguments against fixing broken N.C. ABC system old, tired, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: How should we fund new school buildings?, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Examining complexities, pitfalls of a direct democracy, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: How to expand insurance without expanding Medicaid, Page 23


Commentary by John Hood

• Cooper budget uses excessive debt, Page 21

• Conservatives should favor redistricting reform, Page 21

• Property rights should settle disputes, Page 21


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