• John Locke Update

    Leandro and the Financial Impact of Charter Schools on Districts

    posted September 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    “North Carolina District Schools Are Thriving Fiscally Alongside Charter-School Growth” is a new peer-reviewed article published in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas. Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon…
  • Press Release

    Green school buildings fail to deliver on promises

    posted February 22, 2016
    Click here to listen to Todd Myers discussing this report. RALEIGH — “Green” school buildings in North Carolina fall far short of their promises to protect the environment through…
  • Research Report

    The Economic Impact of North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

    posted August 2, 2009 by David Tuerck, Paul Bachmann, and Michael Head
    In 2007, the passage of Senate Bill 3 (SB 3) in North Carolina required that all of the state's public electric utilities increase the percentage of electricity generated from new renewable energy sources. The Beacon Hill Institute in conjunction with the John Locke Foundation has set out to estimate the costs and benefits of SB 3 and its impact on the state's economy.
  • Research Report

    Minority Report: From a Member of the Wake County Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee

    posted September 17, 2007 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    What follows is the minority report I submitted to the Wake County Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Although I am a member of that committee, the chairs of the committee, John Mabe and Billie Redmond, denied my request to have this report included with the final committee report.
  • Press Release

    Wake school group omits construction cost data

    posted September 17, 2007
    RALEIGH – A Wake County school facilities study group has ignored research data that could help taxpayers save millions of dollars while building new schools more efficiently. The John Locke…
  • Research Report

    E-government: Saving Money While Better Serving Citizens

    posted January 5, 2003 by Erik Root
    Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith said that one of the greatest challenges facing local government is how to do more with less. This is certainly true for local governments in North Carolina. In the past two years, they have had to adjust to significantly more stringent budgetary constraints. This was brought on, in large part, by Governor Easley’s decision to withhold state reimbursements to counties and municipalities. Because of this localities are being forced to find innovative ways to balance their budgets.

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