• John Locke Update

    Details of the N.C. Senate Tax Plan

    posted April 11, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    The N.C. Senate’s “Billion-Dollar Tax Plan” could be  even larger  once final figures for 2016 income taxes are known in the next couple weeks. (By the way, don’t forget to file…
  • John Locke Update

    Better Budget Institutions, Lower Taxes

    posted April 6, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    How many times in life have you known the right thing to do and ended up doing the wrong thing? You ate the chocolate cake—the whole thing—instead of going to…
  • John Locke Update

    Parks and Recreation

    posted November 8, 2015 by Sarah Curry
    View in your browser. Traditionally, city and county Parks and Recreation (P&R) departments provided the public with parks and user-fee-supported sports leagues — soccer, softball,…
  • John Locke Update

    Local Government Referenda

    posted November 2, 2015 by Sarah Curry
    View in your browser. Today is Election Day for many local governments across North Carolina.  While it is a big day, many of the races will…
  • John Locke Update

    Another check is needed for NC’s fiscal health

    posted October 25, 2015 by Sarah Curry
    View in your browser. As the state continues to increase spending, many citizens have begun to suspect that the effectiveness of that spending is diminishing.
  • John Locke Update

    State Budget and Spending Constraints

    posted October 18, 2015 by Sarah Curry
    View in your browser. The majority of the state’s operations are funded through the General Fund. There are, though, some major components of the state’s…
  • John Locke Update

    Cities participate in economic incentives too

    posted October 12, 2015 by Sarah Curry
    View in your browser. Many times we hear about the state of North Carolina entering into agreements with corporations to promote economic development, but did…

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