by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
A new Republican administration in North Carolina state government, working alongside a Republican-led General Assembly, could mean opportunities for major reform in taxes, education, regulation, health care, and other big issues. The John Locke Foundation has compiled the book First In Freedom to offer policymakers ideas for useful reforms. John Hood discusses key themes from the book during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
One of the top items up for discussion this year is tax reform. You’ll hear ideas Brent Lane of UNC’s Carolina Center for Competitive Economies shared with lawmakers on that topic.
Another top priority for lawmakers and the new administration: Education reform. You’ll hear some of N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ ideas, along with a response from JLF’s Terry Stoops.
Attorney Tyler Younts of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law discusses burdensome North Carolina regulations involving taxicabs and beauty salons. Plus Army Reserve First Sgt. HansMarc Hurd discusses his Garner-based unit’s recent yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.