This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolinians’ annual tax bills would have to increase by hundreds of dollars each year to cope with the promises the state has made to government retirees. Rick Henderson explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

The state could save $5 million a year by merging some of North Carolina’s 58 existing community colleges. The General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division offered that finding during a recent report to state lawmakers. You’ll hear highlights from Catherine Moga Bryant’s report, along with reaction from community college system president Scott Ralls and analysis from Jay Schalin of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Senate leader Phil Berger will respond to Democrats’ concerns about the new state budget’s impact on jobs in North Carolina, and George Mason University economist Peter Boettke will explain how better economics education could help improve public policy.

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...

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