• Press Release

    NC House Budget Isn’t “Timely”

    posted April 16, 2003
    RALEIGH — The North Carolina House has moved with uncharacteristic speed to devise a budget plan for the 2003-05 biennium, but a preliminary analysis by the John Locke Foundation questions…
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    Global Warming Regs Would Cost NC Dearly

    posted March 25, 2003
    RALEIGH — A statewide program to reduce greenhouse gases to levels required by the United Nation’s Kyoto Protocol on global warming would likely cost North Carolina households an average of…
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    Easley Budget Raises Taxes, Finds Savings

    posted March 4, 2003
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley’s just-announced state budget plan for the 2003-05 biennium includes an immediate $461 million tax increase and allows spending to grow by nearly 5 percent next…
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    JLF Head Praises Easley’s Spending Cap

    posted February 23, 2003
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley announced Monday a proposed spending cap for North Carolina that would limit annual budget growth to average changes in the state’s personal income — a…
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    Don Reid, Gene Boyce to be Honored

    posted February 20, 2003
    RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation will celebrate its 13th anniversary on Friday, February 28 with a speech by political commentator Fred Barnes and an awards ceremony honoring former Charlotte…
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    New study finds errors in NC science textbooks

    posted January 28, 2003
    RALEIGH — The textbooks used to teach physical science in North Carolina’s middle schools “contain factual errors and irrelevant information,” according to a study published today by the North Carolina…
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    Legislature to Face Budget Challenge

    posted January 23, 2003
    RALEIGH — Even after much-publicized budget “cuts” in each of the past three fiscal years, North Carolina state spending this year is up 80 percent from what it was 10…
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    Charlotte Tops in Local Taxes, Again

    posted January 7, 2003
    RALEIGH — Local taxes and fees in Charlotte totaled more than $1,920 per resident in 2001, ranking North Carolina’s largest city No. 1 for local government costs among major cities…
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    North Carolina Has Stake in Bush Plan

    posted January 6, 2003
    RALEIGH — As President Bush prepares to announce his $600 billion economic-growth package today at the Chicago Economic Club, local economists are pointing to proposed changes in the taxation of…