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    Report Probes Economics of Lobbying Reform

    posted May 8, 2005
    RALEIGH – Entrepreneurs, investors, and the vast majority of business leaders in North Carolina have little to fear from proposed lobbying reforms, according to a new report from the John…
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    Alternative State Budget Released

    posted May 1, 2005
    RALEIGH — As the North Carolina Senate prepared to release elements of a spending plan for 2005-07, the John Locke Foundation offered its own alternative Monday that avoids any new…
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    Caution Needed on “State of the Air”

    posted April 27, 2005
    RALEIGH — With the American Lung Association’s latest national rankings on air quality due out today, John Locke Foundation analysts urge caution in interpreting the association’s “biased” data. “There is…
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    Study Shows US, NC Road Trends

    posted March 21, 2005
    RALEIGH — The federal US highway program passed in 1998 has resulted in a substantial improvement in overall road conditions but at considerable cost, according to a report released today…
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    Carolina Journal Expansion Begins

    posted March 9, 2005
    RALEIGH — Just in time for its 15th anniversary celebration Friday, the John Locke Foundation has begun a major expansion of its flagship publication, Carolina Journal — including new local…
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    Locke’s Key to the City

    posted March 8, 2005
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest public policy think tank has launched a major project to expand its activities, influence, and support in the state’s largest metropolitan area: Charlotte. Residents of…
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    Easley Budget By the Numbers

    posted February 22, 2005
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley’s proposed state budget uses higher taxes to close the vast majority of an $1.1 billion budget deficit, itself created primarily by the governor’s proposed new…
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    Local Officials Meet for Workshops

    posted February 14, 2005
    RALEIGH — Privatization, sustainable development, local budgeting, and performance management will be among the issues discussed this week during a series of workshops for local government officials to be held…
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    Analyst: Get Control of Medicaid

    posted February 1, 2005
    RALEIGH — A major cause of North Carolina’s continuing budget woes is rapid growth in Medicaid spending, where the state has some of the highest expenditures in the South, according…
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    Charlotte Tops State List in Taxes

    posted January 19, 2005
    RALEIGH — Local taxes and fees in Charlotte totaled about $2,132 per resident in 2003, ranking North Carolina’s largest city No. 1 for local government costs among major cities for…