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  • UNC system committee supports ban on law school center’s lawsuits

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 743: A committee of the UNC system’s Board of Governors has voted to ban UNC-Chapel Hill’s civil rights center from filing lawsuits. Chapel Hill campus leaders oppose the change. Carolina Journal Associate Kari Travis has been covering the story. She shares the latest…

  • Removing roadblocks from state construction permitting process

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 743: Almost every structure built in North Carolina requires some type of permit. Reviews connected to those permits can lead to lengthy construction delays. A piece of legislation moving through the General Assembly this year aims to improve permitting efficiency. You’ll hear highlights…

  • Duke researcher explores prospects of boosting N.C. legislators’ pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 743: You might reflexively answer “no” when asked whether N.C. legislators deserve a pay increase. But Duke University political scientist Nicholas Carnes suggests you might want to rethink that initial reaction. Carnes has studied the impact of higher legislative pay on the quality…

  • North Carolina could be dubbed ‘school choice state’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: Home schools educated more than 127,000 North Carolina students in the last academic year, while private school enrollment topped 100,000 for the first time. This growth prompted Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, to recommend that North Carolina…

  • Employment picture varies widely across N.C. counties

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: North Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped by more than one full percentage point during the past year, dropping most recently to 4.2 percent. But that headline rate masks wide variations among the 100 counties. N.C. State University economist Michael Walden has examined…

  • Recent N.C. tax reforms attract positive national attention

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: North Carolina has attracted national attention in recent years because of the positive effects of its tax reforms. Joseph Henchman, executive vice president of the Tax Foundation, explains why North Carolina’s reforms offer a good example for other states across the country.

  • Solar views lead to hot water for two N.C. State researchers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: Two N.C. State University researchers say the university has silenced them because they’ve raised concerns about potential negative impacts from utility-scale solar energy projects in North Carolina. In a Carolina Journal exclusive, Associate Editor Dan Way has documented evidence of the university’s…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 742: N.C. State researchers say school silenced their solar views

    Two N.C. State University researchers say the university has silenced them because they’ve raised concerns about potential negative impacts from utility-scale solar energy projects in North Carolina. In a Carolina Journal exclusive, Associate Editor Dan Way has documented evidence of the university’s efforts to downplay the researchers’ work. North Carolina…