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    Despite Surplus, Spending Restraint is Still Required

    posted May 10, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    On most days and most roads, most drivers treat posted speed limits as the recommended speed. A person driving at the speed limit can be the slowest vehicle moving on…
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    Salisbury’s Municipal Broadband Woes Were Predictable

    posted May 10, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    On May 8, Salisbury voters overwhelmingly agreed on a resolution to lease the city’s Fibrant broadband system to a private company. The move to lease Fibrant to Hotwire Communications, approved…
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    Teacher Pay Rankings, Facts, and Figures

    posted April 26, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On Monday, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018, estimated by NEA researchers…
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    Tax Fairness and the North Carolina Constitution

    posted April 26, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    When it comes to debates over tax reform or tax cuts (rarely for tax increases), it is quite typical for questions of fairness and justice to be part of the…
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    Recent Federal Tax Reforms: Good Enough? Fair Enough?

    posted April 19, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The following is the transcript of a talk given on April 16, 2018 at Western Carolina University for WCU’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise: In any discussion of…
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    Measures and Mismeasures of Government

    posted April 19, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    “First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado,” says Alec Baldwin about the twist to the monthly real estate sales contest in the film version of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.
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    Sales Tax Referenda: Coming to a Ballot Near You

    posted March 28, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    With six weeks to go until the May primaries, voters in at least a dozen North Carolina counties should start considering whether they should vote for or against proposed…
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    Policies to Put Local Jobs First

    posted March 28, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    America has always been a country on the move. Across the ocean, across the continent, and, for decades after the frontier officially closed, Americans have moved away from (and often…

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