Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is pursuing the governor’s office next year. Meanwhile, multiple candidates from both major parties are pursuing Forest’s job. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the lieutenant governor’s race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Joseph Coletti analyzes Democratic presidential candidates’ plans for taxing the rich, along with local governments’ continued interest in adding special taxes to soda. Attorney Daniel Gibson of the Stam Law Firm assesses recent trends from the U.S. Supreme Court.

You’ll hear highlights from N.C. Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry’s recent testimony on Capitol Hill. Plus longtime conservative political pundit Bill Kristol and Mike Allen of Axios debate the reliability of mainstream media news coverage.