Government regulations typically restrict people’s behaviors and choices– causing economic damage, especially to society’s vulnerable who can least afford to comply. Locke works to deregulate and support innovation and growth.


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Health Care

Recent Developments in a Challenge to North Carolina’s Pernicious and Unconstitutional Certificate of Need Law

North Carolina’s Certificate of Need law harms patients, insurers, and taxpayers by making health care more expensive and less accessible. In a lawsuit currently before the North Carolina Supreme Court,…

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How the Budget Stops California from Setting North Carolina’s Transportation Policy

North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government. In 2022, as per his agreement with California Gov. Newsom, Gov.…