CJ Radio (Page 7)

  • Next state budget debate should focus on limiting spending growth

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 767: Policymakers preparing for the next state budget debate should focus attention on reining in government spending. That’s the recommendation from Joseph Coletti, John Locke Foundation senior fellow. Coletti says Gov. Roy Cooper is likely to recommend hundreds of millions of dollars in…

  • Economists agree federal tax change will boost N.C. economy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 767: A panel of the state’s leading economists agrees the new federal tax law should produce significant benefits for North Carolina’s economy. Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo, N.C. Bankers Association economist Harry Davis of Appalachian State University, N.C. State professor Michael Walden, and…

  • Overly burdernsome regulations weigh down N.C. economy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 767: Nearly 110,000 state regulations help slow North Carolina’s economic growth. James Broughel, research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, delivered that message recently to state lawmakers. Broughel discusses his research and explains how a focus on regulatory reform helps…

  • Parents can sign up soon for N.C. school choice options

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 767: Feb. 1 marks the opening date for applications involving two school choice programs in North Carolina. Parents can apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides funding for low-income families to send their children to private schools. Parents also can apply for…

  • Little action from N.C. General Assembly in latest session

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 766: The General Assembly recently returned to Raleigh for a day, but lawmakers didn’t end up doing much business. A session that was originally designed to address state constitutional amendments, judicial reform, and other matters ended up producing only a handful of appointments…

  • Feds target Charlotte for new violent crime task force

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 766: Charlotte is one of two American communities attracting increased attention from the U.S. Justice Department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently visited the Queen City to announce the creation of a new federal violent crime task force targeting Charlotte. Sessions explained how that…