• John Locke Update

    The Costs of Medicaid Expansion

    posted May 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Elected officials in North Carolina have debated Medicaid expansion for years. The question at hand is whether to accept a generous matching rate from the federal government to add roughly…
  • John Locke Update

    Budget 2019: Spotlight on the House Budget

    posted May 13, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    A $700 million accounting change made the North Carolina House’s $23.9 General Fund budget difficult to compare with past budgets and with Gov. Roy Cooper’s spending proposal. The budget bill…
  • John Locke Update

    Budget 2019: N.C. House Unveils its Spending Plan

    posted May 2, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    The North Carolina budget remains a work in progress even as the State House votes this week to approve its version and send it to their colleagues in the State…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Medicaid Expansion Proposals

    posted April 25, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have introduced three bills that would expand the state’s Medicaid program. Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 5, Democratic proposals with the support of…
  • John Locke Update

    Teacher Pay in North Carolina: Sweet Spots and Sour Notes

    posted April 9, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In March, the National Education Association released teacher salary data from its upcoming “Rankings of the States 2018 and Estimates of School Statistics 2019” report. Republican lawmakers welcomed the news…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C. Budget 2019: Republicans Draw Line in the Sand

    posted March 21, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    With each step of the budget process, the lines become clearer in the battle over the future of North Carolina for state employees, taxpayers, and citizens. Will state policymakers have…
  • John Locke Update

    Islands of Socialism In a Sea Of Capitalism

    posted March 14, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    When confronted with the reality that socialism is sweeping the Democratic Party, many pundits on the left simply dismiss the charge as trivial or no big deal. It is becoming…

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