While pundits and partisans continue to debate the pros and cons of the tax deal President Obama reached with congressional Republicans, Joseph Coletti offers an assessment from a budget analyst?s perspective during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Roy Cordato will recap North Carolina?s 2010 ozone season, and you?ll hear Revenue Secretary David Hoyle explain why his department needs a new state law to send refunds to more than 7,000 North Carolina taxpayers. Sen. Dan Clodfelter, D-Mecklenburg, reacts to Hoyle?s news.

John Hood contends past actions from Democratic legislatures will limit Gov. Beverly Perdue?s efforts to block proposals from the new Republican-led General Assembly. And former Republican congressman and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr outlines threats to Americans? Second Amendment gun rights.