You’ll have to dig deeper into your pocket to pay your electric bill, if the state moves forward with a proposed “sin tax” on electricity use.

That’s the way Daren Bakst describes the fee proposal he outlines during this week’s Carolina Journal Radio.

We’ll also hear highlights from retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni‘s recent North Carolina speech on the Iraq War. Viktoria Ziebarth of the U.S. Small Business Administration will outline efforts to help small businesses navigate the maze of federal regulations.

N.C. State economist Mike Walden will discuss manufacturing in North Carolina, and we’ll hear about efforts to change the state’s lottery funding formula for school construction.