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    Broken Promises in Buncombe: A-B Tech’s Missing Money

    posted January 16, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Buncombe County’s financial troubles will not end with the January 16th plea hearing of former county manager Wanda Greene in federal court or payment of her $750,000 settlement with the…
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    Year of Research Aimed at Improving Every Person’s Life

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the 33rd and final research newsletter of 2018.  What a year it has been! Publishing a hardcore policy newsletter every week would not be possible without a team…
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    What Does the N.C. Constitution Say About Cronyism?

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution implies a hierarchy among rights. Nevertheless, the federal courts have insisted on relegating economic rights to second-class status. By means of this piece of judicial…
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    Building Raleigh With Work

    posted December 13, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    What was your first job? If you are a certain age, it may have been delivering newspapers in the neighborhood. Maybe, like U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan,…
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    Tariffs: Donald Trump’s Sin Taxes

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Question: When is it acceptable for a Republican president to openly brag about liking taxes? Answer: When the taxes are directed toward American consumers and are called tariffs. Last week,…
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    Telemedicine Research Update

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a spending report showing that the rate of health care spending growth slowed for the second straight year. Good news,…
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    Caroling Carolina for Holly Jolly Follies

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Here Comes Incentives Clause Here comes incentives clause Jacked way up because That’s what “big boys” expect. It’s just a plum deal Plumb unnecessary “Playing Santa” cronyism dreck.

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