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    Thriving in North Carolina

    posted May 7, 2021
    Executive Summary Charlotte’s ranking in a 2014 study as 50th of 50 large cities for economic mobility ignited an effort among city leaders to understand the causes and propose solutions.
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    Expanding Rural Broadband Access in North Carolina

    posted March 24, 2021 by Jon Sanders
    Executive Summary North Carolina policymakers have made good progress in recent years to help broadband providers close the state’s rural broadband gaps. Nevertheless, some gaps remain, and the impact of…
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    Funding Students Instead of Systems

    posted January 29, 2021 by Corey DeAngelis
    This study reviews the most rigorous evidence on the effects of private school choice on short- and long-term outcomes such as academic achievement, educational attainment, crime reduction, safety, and satisfaction.
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    Certificate of Need in North Carolina

    posted January 25, 2021 by Dr. James Bailey
    Executive Summary North Carolina is one of 35 states with a Certificate of Need (CON) program, a law requiring health providers to obtain the permission of a state board…
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    Big Government, Big Price Tag – Part 3

    posted November 3, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    “Keep your eye on one thing and one thing only: how much government is spending, because that’s the true tax. … The thing you should keep your eye…
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    Big Government, Big Price Tag – Part 2

    posted October 8, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Introduction Public-sector unions are central to some of the most contentious public policy issues in contemporary America. Do unions improve or impair the political process and elections? Do police…
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    Big Government, Big Price Tag – Part 1

    posted September 21, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Introduction The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, gave states the option to expand the Medicaid program to include non-elderly adults up to…
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    Preserving Donor Privacy in North Carolina

    posted May 29, 2020 by Jon Guze
    Executive Summary Donor privacy protects our expressive rights, especially with regard to matters of public policy. Unfortunately, entrenched political interests have often successfully undermined that protection by forcing policy…
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    Carolina Rebound

    posted May 21, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Jon Sanders, Jordan Roberts
     Budget, Taxation, and the Economy Introduction North Carolina’s strong fiscal position at the start of the COVID-19 crisis was…

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