North Carolina’s official unemployment rate has dropped from 8.8 percent last June to 6.9 percent in December. John Hood probes the facts behind that headline number during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
Terry Stoops reacts to a legislative debate about new Common Core public school standards, and Roy Cordato discusses the John Locke Foundation’s new City and County Issue Guide 2014.
N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ finance counsel, Gene Chianelli, discusses the state’s 2013 tax reform plan. Plus Jay Schalin of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ponders the apparent disinterest among state leaders in pursuing meaningful higher education reform.