• John Locke Update

    The Green Real Deal: Cheap, Plentiful Natural Gas from Fracking

    posted March 26, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Sen. Bernie Sanders recently called climate change “an existential threat” and blamed it for last weekend’s deadly Alabama tornadoes. Gov. Roy Cooper testified before Congress that climate change…
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    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…
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    N.C.’s 2019 Budget: Previewing Debt and Capital

    posted February 11, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Everybody wants a piece of North Carolina’s statutory debt limit. For the third consecutive year, the Debt Affordability Study recommends increasing the debt limit to 4.5 percent of General Fund…
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    Cooper Budget: Higher Taxes Now and Later

    posted May 24, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 [1] would spend $1.5 billion more than the current year, raise taxes, divert millions in other funds, increase dependence…
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    Appropriating the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    posted January 31, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    If the governor directs where money goes and for what purpose, is it government spending? That is just one of a number of questions that arose after Gov. Roy Cooper…

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