Shortly after the N.C. General Assembly finished its work for the year — including votes on a state budget that included several education-related reforms — Gov. Pat McCrory outlined ideas for other education reforms he would like to pursue during his term. Terry Stoops analyzes the governor’s proposals during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Katherine Restrepo explains why North Carolina is likely to fare better than Kentucky in addressing Medicaid reform. Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform explains why his group believes North Carolina “blew all other states away” this year.

Plus we’ll examine a couple of influential books. Rick Henderson examines the ongoing significance of economist Thomas Sowell’s 25-year-old A Conflict of Visions, while Clemson political science professor Brandon Turner discusses the role of violence in philosopher John Locke’s famous Second Treatise on Civil Government.