This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State senators are working through their budget plans, now that the House has finalized its $19.3 billion proposal. Joseph Coletti compares the House plan to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s ideas — and offers his own recommendations — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Speaking of budgets, Michael Sanera discusses the pressure some local governments are facing from lawmakers to use their cash reserves to cope with some of the budget cuts they’ll face in the coming year.

Harold Black, a University of Tennessee finance professor, will explain why the consumer finance industry needs some regulatory reform, while Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute and Pacific Research Institute will discuss the fading influence of the environmental movement.

Plus state Reps. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, and William Current, R-Gaston, discuss the potential benefits of redistricting reform.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...