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    North Carolina Public School Finance

    posted July 31, 2019 by Aaron Garth Smith, Dr. Terry Stoops
    Introduction North Carolina’s K-12 public school finance system is broken. And efforts to fix it have been at least a decade in the making. This paper highlights the problems with…
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    Dental Therapy in North Carolina

    posted May 17, 2019 by Jennifer Minjarez, Jordan Roberts
    Introduction While the national health care policy debate focuses on access to health insurance and health providers, the importance of oral care often does not receive the attention it should.
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    7 Keys To Sustainable Budgets

    posted April 24, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    North Carolina has reduced tax rates in four of the last six years while building its savings to the highest level in history. We present seven traditions, institutions, and processes…
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    Preventing Asset Forfeiture Abuse In North Carolina: Part 2

    posted March 26, 2019 by Jon Guze
    This is the second part of a three-part analysis of the federal government’s “equitable sharing” program and its impact in North Carolina. Part One explained how equitable sharing makes it…
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    North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control System: Part 1

    posted February 15, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Background Did you know that North Carolina used to be the nation’s leader in locally owned and operated distilleries? It’s true. In 1904 the state had 745 registered distilleries, 540…
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    State Health Plan Primer

    posted December 3, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Introduction The North Carolina State Health Plan provides health care coverage to more than 720,000 teachers, state employees, retirees, and their dependents. The office of the State Treasurer, currently held…
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    North Carolina Budget Fiscal Year 2018-19

    posted August 2, 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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