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  • N.C. seeks federal waiver to restructure Medicaid program

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a waiver from the federal government to proceed with Medicaid reform. Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation health and human services policy analyst, discusses the waiver process. She explains why North Carolina would…

  • Performance plays no role in UNC chancellors’ latest raises

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: Seven of the University of North Carolina system’s chancellors will see pay hikes beyond the general statewide state employee pay raises included in the latest N.C. budget. Included are raises of as much as $56,000. None of the raises is based on…

  • N.C. CON law fails to meet its goals

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law was designed to help control health care costs by giving state government oversight of new medical facilities and large-scale equipment. The reality has been far different from the original projections. Chris Koopman, research fellow with the Project for…

  • Democrats, Republicans scrap for N.C. electoral support

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: North Carolina could prove to be a key player in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican opponent Donald Trump both seem to sense the Tar Heel State’s importance. They’ve made multiple appearances here since…

  • Major parties jostle for N.C. electoral votes

    North Carolina could prove to be a key player in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican opponent Donald Trump both seem to sense the Tar Heel State’s importance. They’ve made multiple appearances here since securing their respective parties’ nominations. They’ve also sent…

  • Looking to prune North Carolina’s overgrown criminal code

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 691: North Carolina’s criminal code is much larger than those in neighboring states. That doesn’t necessarily mean the state is doing a better job fighting crime. Many of the state’s crimes target small business owners and entrepreneurs who fail to fill out proper…

  • Scalia’s death will have more impact on U.S. Supreme Court in long term

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 691: The unexpected death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will have a major long-term impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. But Ilya Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Cato Institute’s Cato Supreme Court Review, says Scalia’s death had a minimal impact in the short term…