• John Locke Update

    Influence of school lunch investigations

    posted December 25, 2008
    Carolina Journal‘s ongoing investigation of scandals associated with North Carolina public schools’ free and reduced-price lunch programs attracted new attention in the past week. A Wake County school…
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    Bakst to basics

    posted December 25, 2008
    Advocates touting the alleged benefits of taxpayer-financed elections got a wake-up call this week from John Locke Foundation Legal and Regulatory Policy Analyst Daren Bakst. His op-ed in Tuesday’s News…
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    Recapping political developments of 2008

    posted December 25, 2008
    Christmas-related news dominated headlines this week, but John Locke Foundation experts continued to shed light on important political developments. President John Hood used his forum on National Review Online’s main…
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    More interesting tidbits

    posted December 25, 2008
    During an economic downturn, families and businesses often tighten their belts and learn how to do more with less. John Locke Foundation Vice President for Development Chad Adams says local…
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    Scandals in the news

    posted December 18, 2008
    A recent scandal involving the United Way sparked a response from Meck Deck blogger Jeff Taylor, whose insights led to an appearance Tuesday night on Charlotte’s Fox television…
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    Bailouts and budget cuts and blarney

    posted December 18, 2008
    The sour economic picture continues to generate plenty of bad ideas in which the government would misuse taxpayer dollars. John Locke Foundation Fiscal Policy Analyst Joseph Coletti contributed…
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    Annexation action

    posted December 18, 2008
    As the General Assembly’s joint House-Senate annexation study commission discussed possible reforms this week, John Locke Foundation Legal and Regulatory Policy Analyst Daren Bakst offered the group a “…
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    Beach baby, beach baby, give me a hand

    posted December 18, 2008
    State lawmakers continue to discuss unfunded liabilities associated with the government-mandated Beach Plan coastal property insurance program. As a study committee met Thursday to discuss the issue, readers of the…
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    Change we can believe in … for better education

    posted December 18, 2008
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has attracted criticism because its accountability program, the ABCs of Public Education, fails to help parents and taxpayers compare North Carolina students’ performance against…
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    More interesting tidbits

    posted December 18, 2008
    Carolina Journal associate editor David Bass contributed two articles this week to The American Spectator. One covered a recent Josephson Institute study on youth ethics, while the other…

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