• Press Release

    Study: Asheville Should Sell Civic Center

    posted December 21, 2005
    RALEIGH – The Asheville Civic Center is deteriorating and has lost nearly $1 million a year since 2000, prompting the city to convene a task force to find a solution.
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    School-Funding “Gap” Misstated

    posted December 20, 2005
    RALEIGH – The Public School Forum’s annual Local School Finance Study provides little useful information for policymakers regarding funding disparities and educational equity in North Carolina, according to two analysts…
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    Analyst: End All Tax Biases

    posted December 18, 2005
    RALEIGH – As North Carolina policymakers and analysts prepare for a major debate on reforming the state tax code, a new report from the John Locke Foundation calls into question…
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    Giving State Workers More Freedom

    posted December 14, 2005
    RALEIGH – Two years ago President George W. Bush signed legislation that made tax-free “health savings accounts” possible. With many private businesses embracing HSAs as an alternative to traditional insurance…
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    Cut Spending, Business Execs Tell NC

    posted December 4, 2005
    RALEIGH – Business leaders in North Carolina increasingly think public policy in the state is headed in the wrong direction. That’s according to findings of a newly released survey of…
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    Analyst: Repeal N.C.’s Certificate-of-Need Laws

    posted November 27, 2005
    RALEIGH — Medical providers in North Carolina must receive permission from the state — called a certificate of need (CON) — to add services such as extra hospital beds or…
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    Counties’ Medicaid Mandate a Burden

    posted November 21, 2005
    RALEIGH — North Carolina is the only state in the nation that requires counties to pay a fixed percentage of Medicaid costs. The General Assembly’s own Blue Ribbon Commission on…
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    Cooper Lawsuit Contains Irony

    posted November 16, 2005
    RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper recently filed a lawsuit against a gasoline distributor for alleged price fixing, but if state officials were that concerned with restraints against trade, they…
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    Global Warming Panel Lacks Expertise

    posted November 9, 2005
    RALEIGH — The state legislature created the North Carolina Global Warming Commission this year and gave it a mandate to investigate the science and economic impact of climate change, but…
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    Think Tank Extends Southeastern NC Initiative

    posted November 3, 2005
    RALEIGH – This fall, the John Locke Foundation announced plans to bring its trademark array of research programs, publications, and events to Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina. Now area residents…