CJ Radio (Page 4)

  • Western N.C. health care challenges persist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: The lack of easily accessible medical services serves as no roadblock to the thousands of motorcyclists who head to Graham County every year to tackle the Tail of the Dragon mountain pass. Dan Way, Carolina Journal associate editor, recently offered details about…

  • Transition from Obama to Trump changes federal property-rights priorities

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: The transition from Barack Obama’s presidential administration to one led by Donald Trump has led to major changes in a number of federal government policies. Scott Bullock, president and general counsel at the Institute for Justice, has been monitoring changes in the…

  • Expert says unclear N.C. criminal code requires complete rewrite

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: No one knows all of the crimes created in North Carolina. Not even the woman who literally wrote the state’s book on criminal law. Jessica Smith, professor of public law and government at the UNC School of Government, says hundreds of crimes…

  • Treasurer targets bond package, Health Plan costs, pension reforms

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 785: State Treasurer Dale Folwell has made headlines in recent weeks. He’s proposed that any new statewide bond package should face a voter referendum. He’s working to help reduce State Health Plan costs. He’s advocating pension reforms related to spiking and government workers…

  • Governor’s budget plan would require future tax hikes

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 784: Gov. Roy Cooper wants to repeal scheduled personal and corporate income tax cuts, spend nearly every dollar available to state government this year, and take on additional $2 billion in state debt. Joseph Coletti, John Locke Foundation senior fellow, explains why…

  • Scholar applies economics principles to judicial selection

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 784: State lawmakers have been debating potential changes to the system North Carolina uses to select its judges. The John Locke Foundation and Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise co-hosted a recent panel discussion of the topic. Carolina Journal…

  • Scholar defends partisan judicial elections, assesses alternatives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 784: State lawmakers have been debating potential changes to the system North Carolina uses to select its judges. The John Locke Foundation and Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise co-hosted a recent panel discussion of the topic. Carolina Journal…

  • Reaction to N.C. teacher walkout, Raleigh rally

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 784: Thousands of public school teachers greeted the N.C. General Assembly when lawmakers returned to work in Raleigh. Teachers demanded higher pay and more spending on items such as school textbooks. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, examines the…