• 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…
  • Research Report

    Crucial Questions: A Checklist for City Council Candidates and Citizens

    posted August 9, 2009 by Dr. Michael Sanera
    City council members hold the reins of the first level of government that affects most North Carolinians. With a proper perspective on the uses and limits of government, these leaders can foster prosperity in their communities through free individuals pursuing their own dreams without fear of the city arbitrarily curtailing their activities or usurping their property or wealth.
  • Press Release

    Local governments should focus on freedom

    posted October 14, 2007
    Click here to view and here to listen to Chad Adams discussing the City and County Issue Guide 2007. RALEIGH – Local governments can help their communities prosper…
  • Press Release

    Durham Edges Chapel Hill in Local Tax Burden

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Durham totaled $1,873 per resident in 2005, ranking the city 4th out of 29 major North Carolina cities for local government costs, according…
  • Press Release

    Wilmington Keeps No. 2 Tax Ranking

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Wilmington totaled about $1,915 per resident in 2005, ranking the city second out of 29 major N.C. cities in local government costs for…
  • Press Release

    Local government costs grow in N.C.

    posted January 28, 2007
    RALEIGH – The average resident of the median North Carolina county paid nearly $1,135 to fund city and county governments in 2005. That number is up 1.3 percent from 2004…
  • Press Release

    Fayetteville Tax Burden Climbs Again

    posted January 28, 2007
    Click here to view and here to listen to Chad Adams discussing the By The Numbers report. RALEIGH – Local taxes and fees in Fayetteville totaled about $1,454…

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