CJ Radio (Page 8)

  • Historic gun-rights ruling loses legal force in much of United States

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 777: Ten years after the historic gun-rights ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller case, winning attorney Alan Gura says the status of gun rights is less strong than advocates might have hoped. During a recent forum at Campbell University Law School, Gura…

  • Civil-asset forfeiture abuse threatens private property rights

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 777: A process called civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to seize private property from people who have been convicted of no crimes. It’s the type of property-rights abuse the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice fights across the country. During a recent…

  • N.C. benefits from pro-growth policies

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 777: Pro-growth policies have helped boost North Carolina’s economy in recent years. From tax reform to regulatory reform to government spending restraint, policymakers have taken steps to help boost North Carolina’s competitiveness. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, highlights evidence of…

  • Many N.C. voters will consider sales-tax increases

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 776: Voters in at least one dozen N.C. counties will see local sales-tax measures on their primary election ballots. Julie Tisdale, John Locke Foundation city and county policy analyst, assesses the recent history of local sales-tax referendums. Tisdale also discusses prospects for sales-tax…

  • Legislators take closer look at school building needs

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 776: N.C. lawmakers want to know how much money school systems would need to update their school buildings. A recent study from MGT Consulting Group focused on building needs in nine primarily low-wealth school systems. You’ll hear highlights from a legislative presentation on…

  • UNC teacher training programs lag behind alternatives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 776: The University of North Carolina system recently studied the way its campuses train teachers for the state’s public schools. The resulting report titled “Leading On Literacy” draws poor reviews from Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research. Stoops shares his…