CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • Traditional N.C. public school enrollment dips

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 746: Public school enrollment declined across North Carolina in 2016-17. District school enrollment has been stagnant for five years. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, analyzes the latest numbers and assesses their implications. Stoops discusses the impact of the…

  • N.C. congressman explains House Freedom Caucus goals

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 746: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-11th District, heads the conservative House Freedom Caucus. During a recent address at the National Press Club, Meadows discussed the group’s goals and explained how it operates as a counterweight against the formal caucus structure within the U.S.

  • North Carolina models tax reform better than Kansas

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 746: Critics have been pointing to Kansas in recent years as the poster child for the pitfalls of state-level tax reform. But Patrick Gleason, director of state affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, contends that North Carolina serves as a better model for…

  • Shareholders can suffer when CEOs pursue political activism

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 746: Politically active corporate CEOs have been making news in recent months. In some cases, the political activism could mean bad news for the corporate bottom line. Jon Pritchett, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, argues in a recent co-authored Wall Street Journal…

  • N.C. officials continue to wipe away outdated, unnecessary rules

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 745: North Carolina has scrapped more than 1,400 state government rules since adopting a process that requires those rules to face a periodic review. That’s about one out of every eight rules subjected to the review process. Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation director…

  • Nonprofit provides free medication, health care advocacy for the uninsured

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 745: A group called NC MedAssist has provided free medication and health care advocacy to low-income and uninsured North Carolinians since 1997. Board chairman Sidney Bernstein explains NC MedAssist’s goals and explains how the group offers an alternative to programs funded entirely by…

  • Unfunded liabilities present long-term N.C. budget challenge

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 745: North Carolina state government has been dealing with budget surpluses in recent years. But State Treasurer Dale Folwell is highlighting a long-term budget challenge. Folwell says unfunded liabilities for state retiree pension and health benefits will consume billions of dollars from the…