North Carolina state government ended the last budget year with a revenue surplus of almost $900 million. That’s more than $200 million more than officials had expected just three months ago. Joseph Coletti analyzes the surplus in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Brenee Goforth discusses North Carolina’s state tax on illegal drugs. State Treasurer Dale Folwell assesses the fight over his Clear Pricing Project for the State Health Plan.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from legislative debates over smokable hemp and elementary school reading requirements.