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    Towards Safe, Cost-Effective, and Equitable Transportation

    posted May 19, 2021 by Randal O’Toole
    In January 2021, a state commission recommended that the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) budget be increased by a behemoth 40%. The recommendation generates critical questions that must be…
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    Thriving in North Carolina

    posted May 7, 2021 by Joseph Coletti
    Executive Summary Charlotte’s ranking in a 2014 study as 50th of 50 large cities for economic mobility ignited an effort among city leaders to understand the causes and propose solutions.
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    Expanding Rural Broadband Access in North Carolina

    posted March 24, 2021 by Jon Sanders
    Executive Summary North Carolina policymakers have made good progress in recent years to help broadband providers close the state’s rural broadband gaps. Nevertheless, some gaps remain, and the impact of…
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    Funding Students Instead of Systems

    posted January 29, 2021 by Corey DeAngelis
    This study reviews the most rigorous evidence on the effects of private school choice on short- and long-term outcomes such as academic achievement, educational attainment, crime reduction, safety, and satisfaction.
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    Certificate of Need in North Carolina

    posted January 25, 2021 by Dr. James Bailey
    Executive Summary North Carolina is one of 35 states with a Certificate of Need (CON) program, a law requiring health providers to obtain the permission of a state board…

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