• John Locke Update

    Cooper and the NCAE play pandemic politics

    posted July 14, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Is the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) done playing nice with Gov. Cooper?  I have been thinking about that question ever since Bob Luebke of the Civitas Institute asked…
  • John Locke Update

    The NCDOT budget is full of cracks, potholes, and detours

    posted June 29, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has long had the worst budget in state government. The agency receives appropriations in a year, counts each dollar based on general purposes,…
  • John Locke Update

    The unsettling uncertainty of the next school year

    posted June 18, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    When I’m asked about what to expect in the coming school year, I usually offer a delightfully vague answer: it will be different.  I don’t know how it will be…
  • John Locke Update

    Did public transportation cause the COVID-19 outbreak?

    posted May 28, 2020 by Dominic Coletti
    As Americans begin to look at the prospect of reopening businesses and restarting their economies, policymakers need to consider factors that exacerbate the spread of COVID-19. Data scientists, epidemiologists, and…
  • John Locke Update

    Restrictive Regulations Stand in the Way of More Housing Solutions

    posted October 23, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Outdated zoning, rent controls, and other regulations are preventing people in high-demand urban settings from providing affordable housing arrangements, such as adding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like granny…
  • John Locke Update

    Electric Vehicles: The Wrong Answer to the Right Question

    posted October 3, 2019 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80 claims to seek reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat global warming. A major component of the order is the promotion of electric…
  • John Locke Update

    The End of the Road for the Map Act

    posted June 26, 2019 by Jon Guze
    At long last, the North Carolina General Assembly has finally repealed a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act. As I explained in a previous Legal…

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