During a brief trip back to Raleigh, state lawmakers approved another $850 million in hurricane relief. Becki Gray analyzes the state’s efforts to respond to Hurricanes Florence and Michael for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the debate over six constitutional amendments on North Carolina’s ballot. You’ll hear from two panelists in a recent John Locke Foundation discussion about “sin taxes.” Ball State University’s Todd Nesbit discusses unintended consequences linked to these taxes on items such as alcohol and tobacco. Craig Depken of UNC-Charlotte explains the problems created when governments use selective taxes targeting out-of-towners to finance sports stadiums.

Plus you’ll learn why some state lawmakers are raising questions about a secretive Division of Motor Vehicles office that provided driver’s licenses for selected state government workers.