• Press Release

    Government-funded job training wastes resources

    posted February 27, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina plans to spend more than $49 million of state tax revenue and oversee spending of more than $475 million on job training and placement programs in…
  • Press Release

    Climate change policies would raise taxes, limit freedoms

    posted February 26, 2008
    RALEIGH – A new John Locke Foundation report guides North Carolinians through “vague, overbroad” policies proposed to help the state address global warming. The report shows how the policy…
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    Early treatment could cut costs, improve safety

    posted February 25, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina counties could boost public safety, cut costs, and improve health outcomes by steering the mentally ill away from jail and toward community-based care. That’s the major…
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    Grants unlikely to help school dropout rate

    posted February 19, 2008
    RALEIGH – A new $7 million grant program will likely have little short-term or long-term impact on North Carolina’s high school dropout rate, according to a new John Locke Foundation…
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    Free-market principles can boost redevelopment

    posted January 30, 2008
    RALEIGH – A West Coast success story can guide N.C. cities and towns looking to spur redevelopment. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report shows how Anaheim, Calif., boosted…
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    Groups unite to support N.C. annexation reform

    posted January 29, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s annexation laws should be “significantly reformed to protect the citizens of North Carolina,” according to a Statement of Principles adopted by more than a dozen North…
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    Chapel Hill passes Durham in local tax burden

    posted January 28, 2008
    Click here to view and here to listen to Chad Adams discussing the By The Numbers Report. RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees surpassed $2,000 per person in…