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Promoting Freedom and Prosperity for All North Carolinians

North Carolina policymakers face many important challenges. This issue guide offers solutions to problems faced by the citizens of the state. The common thread in these recommendations is freedom. By increasing individual freedom, the state can foster the prosperity of all North Carolinians.

The John Locke Foundation Research Staff offers the following policy recommendations. Please feel free to contact the policy expert associated with each recommendation or Becki Gray, director of the State Policy Resource Center, (919/828.3876 or

Table of Contents

General Government

     Spending Reform
     State Employee Compensation


     Teacher Pay
     Charter Schools
     Accountability and Testing


     Climate Change Commission
     Energy and Electricity

Health Care

     County Medicaid Relief
     Health Tax Credits

Property Rights

     Eminent Domain
     Forced Annexation


     Highway Funding
     Rail Transit

Voting and Elections

     Open Government
     Taxpayer-Financed Elections


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