A state law designed to ensure that North Carolina public school students can read at grade level by the end of the third grade has generated plenty of controversy in recent weeks. Terry Stoops examines the debate over Read to Achieve during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Tyler Younts explains why he believes the state should repeal its Map Act limiting development of private property that’s been targeted for government road projects.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from recent legislative discussions involving improvements to the state’s unemployment insurance system, a proposal to replace the local business privilege license tax with an optional $100 local business tax, and the state Revenue Department’s recent decision to scrap a proposed multimillion-dollar computer system.