CJ Radio (Page 5)

  • Budget expert rebuts estimate of $1 billion future N.C. shortfall

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: The General Assembly’s budget staff estimates that North Carolina could face a $1 billion gap between revenue and expenses in future years. Democrats and their ideological allies have pointed to the estimate to support their complaints about recent state tax cuts. Republicans…

  • National expert sees signs of grand strategy in Trump’s foreign policy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: While President Trump’s foreign policy is still a work in progress, a noted expert from the Reagan administration sees the outlines of a credible grand strategy. Henry Nau, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, analyzed key elements…

  • Border-adjustment tax draws fire from retailers, consumer advocates

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: A controversial proposal from Washington, D.C., could force North Carolina families to pay hundreds of dollars more each year in taxes on everyday household items. It’s called the border-adjustment tax. Andy Ellen, president and general counsel of the N.C. Retail Merchants Association,…

  • N.C. officials place increased focus on human trafficking

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: North Carolina lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are focusing increased attention on the problem of human trafficking. The latest Carolina Journal cover package details those efforts. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains how state legislation approved this year targets trafficking in new ways. Henderson…

  • Research identifies traits of successful teachers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 739: New research offers clues about the primary factors that go into making a public school teacher effective. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, examines the data. He explains how the research fits with recent legislative efforts to change…

  • Agriculture remains major driver of N.C. economy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 739: Agriculture remains one of North Carolina’s largest businesses. Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-Duplin, has served as one of the General Assembly’s top advocates for agricultural issues in recent years. Dixon shares his thoughts about the current state of farming and agribusiness, along with…

  • Younger N.C. lawmakers form Future Caucus

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 739: Members of the General Assembly tend to be older than the state’s general population. But a handful of lawmakers younger than 45 have decided to form a new group. It’s called the North Carolina Future Caucus. It will take a bipartisan look…

  • Regular session complete, lawmakers head back to Raleigh in August

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 739: North Carolina lawmakers have adjourned their regular “long” session, but that doesn’t mean they have finished work for the year. They plan to return to Raleigh in early August and again in September. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, explains why lawmakers have…