CJ Radio (Page 5)

  • Taxpayers should be wary of N.C. bids for Major League Soccer

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 715: North Carolina’s two largest cities both have groups working toward the potential acquisition of Major League Soccer franchises. Julie Tisdale, the John Locke Foundation’s city and county policy analyst, warns that taxpayers in Charlotte and Raleigh should pay attention as plans move…

  • Legislative leaders outline 2017 priorities

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 715: Familiar faces are leading both the N.C. House and Senate this year. Speaker Tim Moore will oversee the House for a second two-year term, while Senate leader Phil Berger is starting his fourth term as the top officer in his chamber. Moore…

  • N.C. justices stress importance of civics education

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 715: The American system of constitutional government depends on citizens who hold a basic understanding of the way the system works. That’s why people like N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justices Sam Ervin IV and Paul Newby stress the importance of civics education. Chief…

  • Charter school growth helps limit cost of Wake schools’ enrollment

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 715: The popularity of public charter schools has prompted North Carolina’s largest public school system to lower its enrollment projections. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research and education studies, assesses the significance of these enrollment changes for parents, students, traditional…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 715: Charter school popularity helps blunt Wake enrollment growth costs

    The popularity of public charter schools has prompted North Carolina’s largest public school system to lower its enrollment projections. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research and education studies, assesses the significance of these enrollment changes for parents, students, traditional district schools, and taxpayers. The American system of…

  • 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.