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    Best Practices for Better Budgets

    posted July 20, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Since nonpartisan staff at the General Assembly presented a five-year projection of spending and taxes, editorials and comments from state legislators make it clear that long-term estimates of spending and…
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    A Banner Year for School Choice in North Carolina

    posted July 20, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Allow me to recommend a new state nickname for North Carolina: The School Choice State. The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education released private and home school statistics this week.  As…
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    An Outstanding Federal Judge Announces Her Retirement

    posted July 20, 2017 by Jon Guze
    Janice Rogers Brown—one of my favorite federal judges—will retire next month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Damon Root has called her, “The most…
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    New Media + New Laws = New Problems, Continued

    posted July 13, 2017 by Jon Guze
    In this installment in my series dealing with problems arising out of the interplay between the new social media and the law, I want to discuss a case that involves…
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    Making Medicaid Great Again?

    posted July 13, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    Next week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold a full vote on his chamber’s revised health reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Thanks to…
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    A Bad Deal for Kannapolis’s Taxpayers

    posted July 13, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    This week, the City of Kannapolis approved an incentive package.  This sort of thing has become commonplace in recent years, and there’s nothing particularly unique about the Kannapolis deal. …
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    Here’s Some ‘Real News’ About The Senate Health Care Bill

    posted June 28, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    The Senate’s health reform bill, formally known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), has not been well received by most. Principled Senate Republicans don’t think the bill instills enough…
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    Real Economic Development in Rocky Mount

    posted June 28, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    Over the past year, I’ve spent quite a lot of time writing about Rocky Mount’s ill-conceived event center, so when I received an invitation to a discussion about economic…
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    Overview of the New N.C. Public Education Budget

    posted June 28, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The $23 billion state budget has passed in time for the start of a new fiscal year, and the largest part of that budget – over $9 billion – will…

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