• Press Release

    N.C. House budget increases spending, taxes

    May 14, 2007
    RALEIGH – State senators could avoid $207 million in new taxes and fees tied to the N.C. House’s state budget plan, while cutting spending and addressing more budget priorities. That’s…
  • John Locke Update

    A Few Expensive Things

    July 13, 2006
    At the top of the list: Health care. While individuals bicker with doctors, and doctors bicker with insurance providers, and insurance providers bicker with legislators, and legislators bicker with employers,…
  • John Locke Update

    Not-so-healthy Healthcare

    December 1, 2005
    Leading insurance providers cite hospital care as a primary source for the rising cost of healthcare.  And although the cost of out-patient care is rising faster, in-patient…
  • John Locke Update

    Trade Restrictions and Economic Growth

    November 17, 2005
    Economic growth is inextricably tied to government policy.  This policy may take a variety of forms.  Richard Wagner, in the Dunn Daily Record, noted that politicians, while on…
  • Press Release

    Cooper Lawsuit Contains Irony

    November 16, 2005
    RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper recently filed a lawsuit against a gasoline distributor for alleged price fixing, but if state officials were that concerned with restraints against trade, they…
  • John Locke Update

    No Thanks, I’d Rather Not Have Competition

    October 8, 2005
    North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law circumvents the free market for health care by putting the state in charge of deciding whether or not a new or expanded medical service…