It took almost a month longer than expected, but Democrat Roy Cooper has been confirmed as North Carolina’s new governor. Rick Henderson recounts the electoral questions that delayed that outcome, and he looks ahead to Cooper’s relationship with a Republican-dominated General Assembly during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Becki Gray analyzes the impact of a court order that will compel state lawmakers to redraw legislative districts again in 2017. Steve Bailey of the Pew Charitable Trusts explains how North Carolina could benefit from clear rules dictating when money can be added to and subtracted from its savings reserve account.

Georgetown University professor Jason Brennan explains the benefits of relying on free markets for more aspects of our lives. Plus you’ll learn why the head of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts supports criminal regulation reform.