• Press Release

    Scientists’ Spat Shows Warming Uncertainty

    posted February 28, 2006
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s policymakers want to do something about global warming. They should heed the controversy about the issue among scientists before acting decisively, a climatologist warns. Dr. Robert…
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    What to Expect in the 2006 Elections

    posted February 26, 2006
    What: John Locke Foundation Headliner Luncheon When: Noon Tuesday, March 7, 2006 Where: Charlotte Marriott Executive Park 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217 (Directions are available at johnlocke.org/events)…
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    Make the Lottery Suit Education’s Needs

    posted February 14, 2006
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s education lottery would set aside too much revenue for unproven educational programs, a new John Locke Foundation report argues. A better formula could lead to…
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    Local Tax Burdens Grow Heavier

    posted February 7, 2006
    RALEIGH – North Carolinians are shouldering a heavier local-government tax burden, according to a new study by the Center for Local Innovation. The average North Carolinian saw local taxes…
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    Open Season on Private Property in N.C.

    posted February 5, 2006
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s Urban Redevelopment Law is so vague, it allows the state to seize private property with just the thinnest of excuses. That’s according to a Spotlight report…
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    Don’t Touch That Surplus!

    posted February 5, 2006
    RALEIGH – North Carolina leaders should avoid turning a one-year state revenue surplus into a long-term budget nightmare. That’s the new warning from a John Locke Foundation fiscal policy analyst.
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    The Future of Conservatism

    posted February 2, 2006
    For planning purposes What: John Locke Foundation Headliner Luncheon When: Noon Tuesday, February 7, 2006 Where: Benton Convention Center 460 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 (Directions are…
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    Charlotte Tops Tax List Again

    posted January 31, 2006
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Charlotte totaled about $2,185 per resident in 2004, ranking North Carolina’s largest city No. 1 for local government costs among major cities for…
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    New Bern, Kinston Drop on Tax List

    posted January 31, 2006
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in New Bern totaled about $1,589 per resident in 2004, ranking it just below the top tier for medium-sized municipalities in North Carolina. That’s…