The John Locke Foundation unveils this weekend its new First in Freedom Index, which ranks all 50 states on the basis of fiscal, education, regulatory, and health care freedom. Terry Stoops explains the Index and shares North Carolina’s rankings during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Sarah Curry will discuss recent improvements in North Carolina’s state budget process. Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute and Forbes will explain why he focuses on “transcending” Obamacare, rather than repealing and replacing the president’s signature health care reform legislation.

You’ll hear highlights from Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam’s recent speech praising the 800-year-old Magna Carta, plus lawmakers will discuss efforts to comply with the state’s Read to Achieve law.