Gov. Roy Cooper set out his priorities during his recent State of the State remarks. Becki Gray watched Cooper’s speech and the response from Senate leader Phil Berger. Gray offers her analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops compares the pros and cons of a statewide school construction bond, which Cooper supports, and a pay-as-you-go alternative put forward by state Senate leaders. Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown shares details of that pay-as-you-go plan.

Ashley McGuire of the Catholic Association discusses attacks on religious freedom. Plus Richard Clerkin of N.C. State University’s Institute for Nonprofits discusses the link between political competition and the level of charitable giving.