As county governments search for ways to pay their bills during tight economic times, some are looking at raising the local sales tax. Michael Sanera discusses the likelihood of future local sales tax increases during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Joseph Coletti explains why North Carolina would benefit from Medicaid reform, and you’ll learn why a unanimous state Senate endorsed a measure that would call on law enforcement agencies to seek blood samples from anyone charged in a death-by-vehicle case.

Plus you’ll hear two sides of the debate about the Wake County public schools’ controversial student assignment policy. Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation will speak in favor of the school system’s old policy of busing for socio-economic diversity, while Abigail Thernstrom of the American Enterprise Institute will make the case for increased parental choice.