North Carolina was the first state to lose an incumbent congressman in a 2018 primary election. Eight incumbent legislators also lost primary contests. Rick Henderson assesses these and other results in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jon Sanders compares North Carolina to its neighbors when it comes to contentious issues such as occupational licensing reform and the use of incentives targeting the film industry.

As state lawmakers consider the future of judicial selection in North Carolina, the John Locke Foundation and Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise teamed up for a panel discussion on the topic. Panelist Chris Bonneau of the University of Pittsburgh and moderator Edward Lopez of Western Carolina offer contrasting takes on the merits of partisan election of judges. (We’ll feature two other panelists in next week’s program.)

Plus you’ll hear highlights from a recent legislative discussion about taxing authority for local school boards.