CJ Radio (Page 4)

  • Cooper cabinet confirmation process generates legal challenge

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 717: Just before Roy Cooper entered North Carolina’s executive mansion as governor, state lawmakers approved a new law that subjects Cooper’s Cabinet appointments to a confirmation process in the state Senate. As Cooper challenges the process, senators have spelled out details of how…

  • Legislators emphasize long-term transportation planning

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 717: Some N.C. legislators want to focus attention on the state’s long-term transportation needs. They say the state can’t address those needs with its current funding sources. You’ll hear highlights from a recent meeting of a study committee addressing North Carolina’s transportation challenges…

  • Lawmakers turn attention to school principal pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 717: North Carolina lawmakers have devoted much of their time and taxpayer dollars in recent years to raising public school teacher pay. Now some lawmakers want to focus attention on pay for school principals. You’ll hear highlights from a recent legislative debate on…

  • North Carolina soars in recent national tax rankings

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 716: North Carolina has seen dramatic improvement in recent years in national rankings of state tax policies. Roy Cordato, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research and resident scholar, scrutinizes the rankings and explains why North Carolina has fared so well recently.

  • Top N.C. economists project likely 2017 scenarios

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 716: Some of the state’s top economic minds gathered recently to deliver their forecast for North Carolina’s economy in 2017. State business leaders heard from Michael Walden of N.C. State University, Harry Davis of Appalachian State University and the N.C. Bankers Association, John…

  • Trump has potential for major impact on U.S. Supreme Court

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 716: Donald Trump’s presidential election win could lead to major shifts in the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Campbell University Law School professor Greg Wallace assesses Trump’s likely impact on the nation’s highest court, especially with an initial appointment to replace conservative…