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    North Carolina Budget Fiscal Year 2018-19

    posted July 18, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Overview For a second straight year, state legislators overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto to enact a state budget. The $23.9 billion General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 is 3.85…
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    North Carolina Budget in Pictures FY2017-18

    posted April 12, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    The state budget is one of the most important bills the North Carolina General Assembly considers each year. For the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2018, the…
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    The Case Against Telemedicine Parity Laws

    posted January 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Abstract North Carolina is one of 18 states that do not have a telemedicine parity law, which forces insurance companies to pay health care providers for services treated via…
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    Preventing Asset Forfeiture Abuse in North Carolina

    posted October 30, 2017 by Jon Guze
    This is the first of a three-part analysis of federal asset forfeiture and the threat it poses to property rights and the right to due process in North Carolina.
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    Public Financing of MLS Stadiums Warrants a Red Card

    posted August 4, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    When Major League Soccer (MLS) started play in 1996, there were 10 teams in the league and the whole undertaking faced an uncertain future. Despite the wild popularity of soccer…
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    A New State Budget Based On Time-Tested Principles

    posted July 11, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    In his 1985 address to the North Carolina Foundation for Research and Economic Education (NC FREE), Gov. James Martin laid out three keys to a more conservative view of government.
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    The Special Interest Effect

    posted July 5, 2017 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    What do subsidies for “green” energy, mandated health insurance benefits, and quotas on imported sugar all have in common? Most obviously, all three policies generate a wealth transfer from the…
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    Want Affordable Health Insurance? Scale Back on Benefit Mandates

    posted June 14, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    Key Points Health insurance benefit mandates benefit few but increase costs for all Mandates cost North Carolina policyholders in the individual and small-group insurance markets over $218 million per year…
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    Consensus-Based Budgeting

    posted June 13, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    How consensus-based budgeting works Most people are familiar with the concept of logrolling: accepting someone else’s proposal to get their acceptance of yours. In government, it often means more programs…

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