• Press Release

    Senate moves forward with ‘irresponsible’ budget plan

    posted April 7, 2009
    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers should reject many ideas now included in the state Senate’s budget plan, if they want a responsible blueprint for state government spending. That’s the assessment…
  • Press Release

    New JLF guide urges limits on local government action

    posted April 7, 2009
    RALEIGH — Local governments will serve their communities best through policies that limit taxes and regulation, while protecting private property from unnecessary government intrusion. Those are some key concepts driving…
  • Press Release

    N.C. tax system needs major overhaul

    posted April 5, 2009
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s tax system needs radical reform to maximize prosperity and minimize harm to individual liberty. That’s the theme of the John Locke Foundation’s latest Macon Series…
  • Press Release

    Evidence shows little benefit from state dropout grants

    posted March 23, 2009
    RALEIGH — Only 14 of the 100 North Carolina schools served by state dropout prevention grant recipients saw substantial improvement in dropout and graduation rates from 2006-07 to 2007-08. Those…
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    JLF alternative state budget would focus on basics

    posted March 15, 2009
    RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation’s “Back to Basics” state budget proposal would shave 10 percent of total spending from North Carolina’s budget plan. It also would set state…