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  • Brunswick County case highlights ongoing CON conflict

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 714: A dispute over a proposed operating room in Leland is shining light on the continuing debate over certificate-of-need restrictions in North Carolina. Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation director of health care policy, explains how the state’s CON law blocks innovation in the…

  • Transportation secretary nominee’s assessment of long-term N.C. needs

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 714: Before Gov. Roy Cooper designated him as the next secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation, Jim Trogdon briefed state lawmakers on the state’s long-term transportation needs. Trogdon is a DOT veteran and has worked most recently as national transportation director at…

  • Head of rules review group pushes for more scrutiny

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 714: As a 2013 state law forces North Carolina to sift through thousands of government rules, reviewers have designated roughly 12 percent of those rules to disappear. Another 26 percent will face a more thorough re-examination. Now the chairman of the Rules Review…

  • Berger, Moore to lead N.C. legislative chambers again

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 714: North Carolinians will see some familiar faces leading both chambers of the General Assembly over the next two years. Republican Phil Berger starts his fourth two-year term as Senate leader, while Republican Tim Moore begins his second term as N.C. House speaker.

  • State government rules could face more scrutiny

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 713: The head of North Carolina’s Rules Review Commission would like to see a change that would ensure even more of the state’s rules face regular scrutiny. Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way explains why the RRC chairman hopes state lawmakers will amend…

  • Report suggests N.C. government has too many supervisors

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 713: North Carolina state government might have “too many chiefs and not enough Indians.” That’s the way one lawmaker summarized a recent report on the size and scope of government bureaucracy. The report suggested government has more supervisors and decision-making layers than it…

  • Changing technology to ensure key role for nuclear energy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 713: Much of the current energy debate in North Carolina and across the country involves solar power, wind, and natural gas. Much less attention has been paid to the future of nuclear energy. David McNelis, director of the Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment,…

  • New governor to impact N.C. General Assembly’s work in 2017

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 713: The N.C. General Assembly returns for its long legislative session with a new sparring partner in the governor’s mansion. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, examines the potential impact of new Gov. Roy Cooper on the 2017 session. She also…