The Republican-led General Assembly has had success in recent years cutting tax rates, increasing spending on high-priority items, setting aside money for a rainy day, and still balancing the state budget. They’ll face new challenges in the new year. Joseph Coletti dissects those challenges in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Lindsay Marchello reports on final recommendations from the N.C. House’s special school safety study committee. Robert Chatfield of the Free to Choose Network discusses the group’s work to make free-market messages accessible to large groups of television viewers.

Three Republican state senators make their case for a bipartisan outside investigation of the election irregularities that appear to have plagued North Carolina’s 9th District congressional race. Plus you’ll learn about a campaign designed to promote two cost-saving programs for students within the University of North Carolina system.