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    Raising attendance age would fail struggling students

    posted May 30, 2007
    RALEIGH – Raising the mandatory school attendance age could cost North Carolina nearly $9 million a year, with no positive impact on the state’s graduation or dropout rates. That’s the…
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    N.C. House budget increases spending, taxes

    posted May 14, 2007
    RALEIGH – State senators could avoid $207 million in new taxes and fees tied to the N.C. House’s state budget plan, while cutting spending and addressing more budget priorities. That’s…
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    Burlington bogeys away tax money

    posted May 6, 2007
    RALEIGH – Burlington could focus more attention on essential city services by getting out of the golf-course business. That’s the key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight…
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    Eminent domain amendment still needed

    posted May 2, 2007
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s constitution has the nation’s weakest property rights protection, even after state lawmakers addressed the topic in 2006. That’s the assessment of a new John Locke Foundation…
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    Demand Grows for Charter School Options

    posted May 1, 2007
    RALEIGH – Smaller school and class sizes, innovative curricula, and better discipline are leading more North Carolina parents to choose charter schools for their children. That’s a key finding in…
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    Alternative State Budget Saves Money, Cuts Taxes

    posted April 23, 2007
    RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers could cut taxes, slice $1 billion from the governor’s budget plan, and still spend more money on top priorities. That’s according to the John Locke…
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    N.C. Air Quality Worth Celebrating

    posted April 22, 2007
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s air quality deserves praise, not the scare tactics some environmental groups offer on Earth Day. That’s the key finding in a new John Locke Foundation…
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    Washington Update with Fred Barnes

    posted April 15, 2007
    For planning purposes What: John Locke Foundation Headliner Luncheon When: Noon Monday, April 23, 2007 Where: Benton Convention Center 301 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (Directions are…
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    General George B. McClellan: Lincoln’s Worst Nightmare

    posted April 9, 2007
    For planning purposes What: John Locke Foundation North Carolina History Project Lecture When: Noon Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Where: Holiday Inn Brownstone 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 Price:…