CJ Radio (Page 5)

  • Treasurer continues push for shoring up State Health Plan funding

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 792: State leaders will need to take more steps to shore up long-term funding for North Carolina’s State Health Plan. State Treasurer Dale Folwell describes recent steps his office has taken to help address the issue. Folwell explains why state policymakers need to…

  • Federal energy official touts potential benefits of recent reforms

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 792: Private-sector innovation has driven massive positive changes in the American energy industry. Recent tax and regulatory reforms should lead to even more growth in the nation’s energy sector. Dan Brouillette, deputy U.S. energy secretary, delivered that message recently during a speech in…

  • Critics fail to define ‘adequate’ funding for public schools

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: Public school advocates have complained that the Republican-led General Assembly has not provided “adequate funding” for schools. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, wishes those critics would define “adequate.”…

  • New state law to boost math scholars from low-income families

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: A 2017 newspaper investigation found that thousands of N.C. students from low-income families earned the highest possible scores on standardized math tests but did not have a chance to take advanced-level math classes. A new state law addresses the problem. You’ll hear…

  • States across U.S. have failed to budget enough money for retiree benefits

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: States across the country face a looming problem: They haven’t set aside enough money to address promised benefits for retired government workers. Leonard Gilroy, director of government reform for the libertarian Reason Foundation, explains why these unfunded liabilities represent such a substantial…

  • N.C. lawmakers tackle major issues during brief session in Raleigh

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: The N.C. General Assembly has concluded most of its work for the year. Lawmakers have left Raleigh and don’t plan to return until late November. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, recaps the legislature’s key achievements during its abnormally brief…