• John Locke Update

    Mecklenburg Sales Tax: The Art of the Steal

    posted July 2, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    You have to admire the audacity of Robert Bush and the Arts and Science Council (ASC) for their campaign to increase the sales tax in Mecklenburg County by a…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Slow the Growth of N.C.’s Criminal Code

    posted June 18, 2019 by Mike Schietzelt
    North Carolina’s criminal code is a muddled, archaic monstrosity. The laws that govern criminal behavior are often unclear, encouraging senseless litigation and allowing bad actors to slip through the cracks.
  • John Locke Update

    States and Families are Saving for the Future

    posted August 30, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    While the federal government’s deficit and debt grow, it seems families and state governments have become better savers during the current recovery. North Carolina’s budget picture is improving, with revenues…
  • John Locke Update

    Don’t Expect Municipal Charter Schools to Open Soon

    posted June 8, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    House Bill 514/Session Law 2018-3 would allow four Mecklenburg County municipalities – Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, and Mint Hill – to undertake the charter school application process and, if successful,…
  • John Locke Update

    State Budget 2018: K-12 Education

    posted May 31, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Unphased by the recent teacher walkout, Republican lawmakers continue to invest in their policy priorities, including a fifth consecutive raise for teachers, raises for principals, expanded performance pay programs, new…

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