• Press Release

    Public needs more oversight of tax increment financing

    posted May 27, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina can avoid future failures like the Randy Parton Theatre, if legislators reform the rules for so-called tax increment financing, or TIF. That’s according to a new…
  • Press Release

    Triangle governments need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Raleigh and Durham city governments earn C-minus grades, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. Cary earns a D, according to a new John…
  • Press Release

    Triad governments need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Winston-Salem’s city government earns a C grade, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. That’s better than the D-plus assigned to High Point and…
  • Press Release

    N.C. state agencies need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Seven state agencies earn failing grades, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. Twenty of 22 agencies studied earned no better than a D-plus…
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    Free-market approach yields true sustainability

    posted May 14, 2008
    RALEIGH – Government leaders interested in “sustainability” should promote policies linked to individual liberty and a free-market economy, not policies that limit growth. That’s the key message in the John…
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    State, local agencies need more online transparency

    posted May 13, 2008
    RALEIGH – North Carolina state agencies and local governments earn poor marks, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. That’s the conclusion of a new John…