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    Legislative Briefing: What Happened And What’s To Come

    Featuring Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
    on August 5, 2019
    John Locke Foundation kicks off the return of our weekly Shaftesbury Society lecture series with a special event: the annual tomato sandwich lunch and legislative briefing. After state lawmakers wrap…
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    State Auditor Update: Medicaid and Beyond

    Featuring Beth Wood: State Auditor, State of North Carolina
    on April 15, 2019
    Costing $14 billion per year, Medicaid is not a program that the state can afford to get wrong. North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood joins the John Locke Foundation to…
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    Bringing North Carolina’s Criminal Code into the 21st Century

    Featuring Mike Schietzelt: Legal Fellow
    on April 8, 2019
    More than two hundred years of patchwork legislation and judicial interpretation in North Carolina have created a criminal code that is sprawling, ill-defined, and outdated. It’s time for an overhaul.
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    Time To Update North Carolina’s Redistricting Scorecard

    Featuring Mitch Kokai: Senior Political Analyst
    on April 1, 2019
    North Carolina’s ongoing gerrymandering dispute returned to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26th, 2019. As the nine justices weigh how much partisanship is too much in election districts, a…
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    Missing Men: A Look at Work, School, Family and Community

    Featuring Mona Charen: Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    on March 25, 2019
    The feminist movement dramatically altered the lives of women. These changes have been well-documented and celebrated. But, Mona Charen argues in this presentation that the feminist movement, and the accompanying…
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    Freedom of Expression and Political Polarization in America

    Featuring Thomas Cushman: Senior Research Fellow, Wake Forest University
    on March 18, 2019
    Recently, some very reliable surveys have shown that there are distinct divisions among groups in the United States over the protection of classical liberal values, especially the protection of free…
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    The Market For Neighborhoods

    Featuring Salim Furth: Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
    on March 11, 2019
    Salim will present an understanding of housing markets and land use regulation grounded in institutional economics. Instead of viewing housing as an interchangeable commodity, Mercatus Center research emphasizes the overlapping institutions…
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    Tax and Spending Lessons from North Carolina and Kansas

    Featuring Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow
    on March 4, 2019
    Kansas and North Carolina have each garnered attention for their tax reforms earlier this decade. Kansas became the example of tax cuts gone wrong, with deficits and budget crises resulting in policy…