by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Gov. Pat McCrory recently claimed credit for killing a proposal to end North Carolina’s costly renewable energy mandate. Roy Cordato discusses the governor’s role in blocking that legislation during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
Terry Stoops highlights the late economist Milton Friedman’s role in promoting education vouchers, while Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy explains how a change in the state’s charter school law could lead to improvements in North Carolina teacher training programs.
The head of the N.C. Division of Employment Security, Dale Folwell, discusses recent efforts to improve problems in North Carolina’s unemployment insurance program. And former NASA astronaut Rich Clifford recounts the impact of his Parkinson’s disease on his last mission in space.