North Carolina has completed one round of 2012 elections. What do the May 8 primary results tell us about what lies ahead in November? John Hood offers his election analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Disputes over the state budget are likely to drive at least some of the fall election contests. You’ll hear Gov. Beverly Perdue and Senate leader Phil Berger offer contrasting ideas about the best way to approach this year’s budget debate. Plus Fergus Hodgson will discuss research showing that North Carolina’s state government reached a record-high spending level this year.

Legislative staffer Sean Hamel will discuss a recent report on improving efficient use of North Carolina government’s 28,000 vehicles. You’ll also hear Hugh Whelchel of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics discuss the links between our religion and our jobs.