• Research Report

    Want Affordable Health Insurance? Scale Back on Benefit Mandates

    posted June 14, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    Key Points Health insurance benefit mandates benefit few but increase costs for all Mandates cost North Carolina policyholders in the individual and small-group insurance markets over $218 million per year…
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    Consensus-Based Budgeting

    posted June 13, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    How consensus-based budgeting works Most people are familiar with the concept of logrolling: accepting someone else’s proposal to get their acceptance of yours. In government, it often means more programs…
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    Reforming PURPA Energy Contracts

    posted June 6, 2017 by Jon Sanders
    Despite no obvious geographical distinctions from the other U.S. states that would explain it, North Carolina is awash in solar energy facilities, more so than every other state except California.
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    North Carolina: A Destination For Teachers

    posted April 5, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the 2015-16 school year, North Carolina licensed (via interstate reciprocity agreements) and subsequently employed 1,556 out-of-state teachers.1,2,3 At the same time, 828 public school teachers resigned to teach in other states. All told, the state imported 728 more teachers than it exported last year.
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    A Ranking Of Freedom In North Carolina

    posted February 17, 2017
    The mission of the John Locke Foundation is to make North Carolina “First In Freedom” among the 50 states. These are not just words; our mission is clear and measurable.
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    Progressivity And The Flat Tax

    posted December 13, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Is the the idea of a “progressive flat tax” an oxymoron? The typical argument for a broad-based flat-rate income tax, also called a single rate or proportional…

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