As a major election looms and the end of 2020 nears, John Locke Foundation researchers have looked into the question that’s on so many minds during this uncertain time: What will the new year hold for 10 million North Carolinians? Research and modeling detailed in a series of new policy reports – Big Government, Big Price Tag — illustrates that our state’s economic well-being depends on the policy choices we make in three critical areas. That means our future is in our hands – and the results of state and local races will determine whether our trajectory is forward or backward. In this conversation, John Locke Foundation researchers will look at scenarios and choices before us when it comes to spending and taxation, providing access to affordable health insurance, and maintaining our right-to-work status and prohibition on collective bargaining for public-sector unions.