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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 138 percent…
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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 a combination of planning and providence. Since 2011, the Republican-led General…
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    Removing Regulatory Barriers to Telehealth Before and After COVID-19

    posted May 14, 2020 by Jack Karsten, Jordan Roberts, Dr. Nicol Turner Lee
    Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 statewide shutdown order has pushed North Carolinians online for everything from family gatherings to shopping and education. But the COVID-19 pandemic has also showcased the power…
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    Criminal Law Reform In North Carolina

    posted April 3, 2020 by Mike Schietzelt
    Executive Summary North Carolina has thousands of crimes scattered across untold pages of statutes, regulations, and ordinances. Many of these crimes are duplicative, unconstitutional, or outright silly. This labyrinth of…
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    North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System

    posted February 7, 2020 by Jen Sidorova, Raheem Williams, Truong Bui, Leonard Gilroy, Joseph Coletti
    Executive Summary North Carolina’s Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) is widely recognized as being among the nation’s healthiest pension plan systems, currently almost 90 percent funded at a…

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