CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • Convention of States activists pushed for N.C. action again in 2018

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: The N.C. House of Representatives voted 59-53 in 2017 not to move forward with a proposed Convention of States. The convention would proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Despite the loss, convention supporters pushed again this year to revisit the topic. Convention…

  • State constitutions face far more revisions than their federal counterpart

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: Americans have amended the U.S. Constitution just 27 times in nearly 230 years. Yet states have amended — and even completely rewritten — their constitutions many more times during that same time period, Political scientist John Dinan of Wake Forest University discusses…

  • Lawmakers call for new index of N.C. crimes

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: Legislators unanimously approved a bill that will lead to an index of North Carolina’s crimes. Supporters hope the proposal marks the first step toward a complete rewrite of the state’s criminal code. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, assesses…

  • Federal equitable sharing counteracts N.C. civil asset forfeiture protections

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: North Carolina has good laws against civil asset forfeiture abuse, but a federal process called “equitable sharing” helps local law enforcement agencies get around the state law. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, says “equitable sharing” represents a significant…

  • Highlighting Triangle business leaders’ economic assessments

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: It’s hard to gauge the state’s economic health without paying attention to its businesses. Dane Huffman, managing editor of the Triangle Business Journal, spends his working day talking to business people about their challenges and success stories. Huffman shares his insights about…

  • School choice advocate touts new research backing N.C. Opportunity Scholarships

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: A new N.C. State University study shows that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program demonstrates “positive, large, and statistically significant” benefits for low-income students. That’s good news to Brian Jodice, interim president of the group Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. Jodice…

  • Veto override ensures new $23.9 billion N.C. General Fund budget

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 788: State lawmakers voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their $23.9 billion General Fund budget for the new budget year that starts July 1. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, shares highlights from the new budget. Gray discusses key…