• John Locke Update

    Election 2020: Local bond and tax ballot questions

    posted October 21, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    The middle of an economic and public health crisis, when people are worried if they will still have work in December and the federal budget deficit is in excess of…
  • Research Report

    Forsyth County Bond Referenda

    posted November 3, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Forsyth County residents will be voting next week on a set of bond issues totaling $430 million. The largest one is $350 million for local schools, but there are two…
  • John Locke Update

    The Coming Bond Referendum In Asheville

    posted July 28, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Asheville is considering a $74 million bond for the November ballot.  And it’s not for a single project, but rather a broad mix covering transportation, affordable housing and parks…
  • Press Release

    Planned CMS Schools Expensive

    posted September 27, 2005
    RALEIGH – The proposed $427 million school bond in Charlotte-Mecklenburg would fund facilities that are far more expensive than in comparable districts and ignores alternative ways to build schools at…
  • Research Report

    Building for the Future: The School Enrollment Boom in North Carolina

    posted September 27, 2005 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Multi-million dollar bond referendums and tax increases will not repair the damage done by years of inadequate school facilities planning. With construction and labor costs rising, massive school building programs, such as the one proposed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), will exert a crippling tax burden on local communities.

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