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    Towards Safe, Cost-Effective, and Equitable Transportation

    Featuring Sen. Tom McInnis: Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee / Sen. Vickie Sawyer: Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee / Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation / Randal O’Toole: Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
    on May 24, 2021
    A state commission has 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 answered…
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    COVID-19 and Executive Abuse of Power

    on May 24, 2021
    From its onset, the coronavirus pandemic has proven too great a temptation for state governors to trample our rights under cover of protecting public health. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper…
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    North Carolina: Military Proud

    Featuring Rep. John Szoka: District 45, Cumberland County, N.C. House of Representatives / John Byrnes: Director of Education, Concerned Veterans for America / Sen. Michael Lazzara: District 6, Jones & Onslow Counties, North Carolina Senate / Donna King: Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
    on May 17, 2021
    In this conversation, we’ll talk with veterans and legislators about military life and ways North Carolina can support our service members.
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    Civitas Poll Virtual Lunch

    Featuring Christopher Cooper: Professor, Western Carolina University / Donald Bryson: President and Chief Strategy Officer, John Locke Foundation
    on May 13, 2021
    Join Locke President, Donald Bryson, and guest commentator, Professor Chris Cooper, to discuss Biden and Cooper’s approval numbers, critical policy issues, and other hot button topics affecting…
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    Thriving In North Carolina: Justice, Opportunity, and Barriers To Economic Mobility

    Featuring Adam Millsap: Senior Fellow for Economic Opportunity, Charles Koch Institute / Ja’Ron Smith: Executive Director, Center For Advancing Opportunity / Craig Richardson: Director, Center for the Study of Economic Mobility at Winston-Salem State University / Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, Fiscal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on May 10, 2021
    Such disparate political movements as the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter, and the political successes of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have all…
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    The Cooper/Biden Climate Change Agenda

    Featuring Paul D. Craney: Spokesperson/Board Member, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance / Rep. Dean Arp: North Carolina House of Representatives / Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart: Former Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
    on May 3, 2021
    Why did Gov. Roy Cooper sign on to a statement of support for a regional cap and trade program underway in the northeast that virtually guarantees higher gas…
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    Protecting Your Vote: Election Integrity in North Carolina

    Featuring Rep. Grey Mills: District 95 (Iredell County), North Carolina House of Representatives / Bradley A. Smith: Chairman, Institute for Free Speech; Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission / Dr. Andy Jackson: Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity, John Locke Foundation
    on April 26, 2021
    The debate is intensifying over what constitutes election integrity and what constitutes voter suppression. It’s now fashionable for ‘woke’ businesses to decide if they approve of a state’s election…
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    Taxes and Your Future: Who’s Protecting Your Wallet & Who’s Targeting It

    Featuring Jared Walczak: Vice President of State Projects, Tax Foundation / Gregg Thompson: North Carolina State Director, NFIB / Brian Balfour: Senior Vice President of Research, John Locke Foundation / Sen. Paul Newton: North Carolina Senate
    on April 19, 2021
    It happens every spring: the frantic search for receipts and documents, the debate over whether to prepare tax returns yourself or pay someone else to do it,…
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    The Future of Conservatism

    Featuring Ramesh Ponnuru: Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Senior Editor, National Review / Amy O. Cooke: Chief Executive Officer, John Locke Foundation; Publisher, Carolina Journal
    on April 12, 2021
    As our country faces four years of expensive and misguided government-first policies emanating from a Washington, D.C. dominated by progressives, defenders of freedom and free…