CJ Radio

  • Changes in charter school approval process to help more good projects advance

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 727: Prospective charter schools would get more time to amend their applications and secure state approval, under a policy change North Carolina education officials debated this year. Alex Quigley, head of the state Charter School Advisory Board, explained to the State Board of…

  • Recent reforms boost North Carolina’s national freedom ranking

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 727: North Carolina has seen dramatic improvements in recent years in the libertarian Cato Institute’s report ranking Freedom in the 50 States. The report’s co-authors are William Ruger, vice president for policy and research at the Charles Koch Institute, and Jason Sorens, program…

  • H.B. 2 is gone, debate lingers on

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 726: Now that the N.C. General Assembly has repealed controversial House Bill 2, the NCAA and ACC have announced that North Carolina is once again eligible to host the sports organizations’ championship events. It’s not clear that the fights sparked by the “bathroom…

  • New rules to guide use of N.C. rainy-day reserves

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 726: North Carolina lawmakers are pursuing new rules to restrict the use of the state’s “rainy-day” savings reserve. While the General Assembly has made a conscious effort to rebuild that reserve in recent years, they have had no rules to guide them. New…

  • Economists assess prospects for prosperity, peril

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 726: Ask a dozen different pundits, and you might get a dozen different answers about whether the American economy is heading toward prosperity or peril. Robert Whaples, professor of economics at Wake Forest University, co-edited a recent book assessing the national economy’s 50-year…

  • N.C. offers national example for tax reform

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 726: The income tax filing deadline is approaching, and it’s a good time to remind ourselves of major changes North Carolina has made in recent years to the state’s personal income tax. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, recaps recent reforms…