by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The N.C. Supreme Court could decide next year the fate of the state’s Map Act, which gives the N.C. Department of Transportation unlimited power to thwart development of property within designated highway corridors. Jon Guze explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why he’s filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting property owners’ arguments against the DOT.
Jon Sanders touts potential benefits of a new tool called the REINS Act. It’s designed to limit the growth of regulatory costs that already top $3 billion and might reach as high as $25 billion annually in North Carolina.
American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks shares themes from his latest book, The Conservative Heart, which urges a new right-of-center approach to public policy debates. Wingate University economist Peter Frank discusses the new Free Enterprise Now curriculum developed in conjunction with the Jesse Helms Center.
Plus you’ll hear highlights from a video Tom Reeder of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality recorded to rebut environmental activists’ complaints about the state’s latest Regulatory Reform Act.