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Carolina Journal Radio No. 741: Former ambassador’s daughter leads legal fight against Twitter

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The daughter of North Carolina-based former Ambassador Jim Cain serves as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Twitter. Cameron Cain and a co-plaintiff contend that the social media giant has not taken adequate stops to block ISIS from using Twitter to plan its terrorist attacks. Jon Guze, the John Locke Foundation’s director of legal studies, explores the legal implications of Cain v. Twitter. North Carolina lawmakers continue to debate whether and how to use targeted tax incentives to lure new jobs into the state. A recent N.C. House committee meeting featured debate about proposals to tweak incentives rules in ways that could favor poorer rural counties. You’ll hear highlights from supporters and opponents of targeted tax breaks. A political tug of war between the elected N.C. superintendent of public instruction and the appointed State Board of Education has reached the courtroom. You’ll hear both sides of the argument about who controls state education policy. Superintendent Mark Johnson won the first round in court, but the state board is appealing the ruling. Urban growth often leads to growing concerns about transportation and public transit. As the Triangle copes with these issues, retired Duke professor John Staddon has been studying how other communities have addressed transit concerns. Staddon shares his findings. He offers suggestions about how those other communities could influence decisions in Triangle cities and towns. Prospective owners are pushing competing plans to bring Major League Soccer to Charlotte or Raleigh. The Charlotte plan calls for taxpayers to foot the bill for most of the cost of a new stadium. Meanwhile, the Raleigh plan calls for private financing of a stadium that would sit on leased state government land. Julie Tisdale, the John Locke Foundation’s city and county policy analyst, contrasts the two proposals.