As state lawmakers prepare to head back to Raleigh next week, this weekend’s Carolina Journal Radio will discuss one element of the 2007 legislative debate: ethics reforms. Bob Phillips of N.C. Common Cause will recap ethics issues discussed during this year’s long session.

George Leef will describe the current state of higher education, as discussed in a recent Pope Center report, while Troy Kickler will offer a history lesson about the state of Franklin.

You’ll hear why Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby favors investigative grand juries for state prosecutors, and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Ken Green will tout a carbon tax as the “least bad” alternative for policy makers convinced that the federal government should do something about global warming.