• John Locke Update

    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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    State Legislative Priorities: Association Health Plans

    posted February 7, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Given the legislative logjams created by a divided federal government, it’s safe to say that the chances of major health care reform in Congress are very low. Fortunately, the states…
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    Can Government Rebuild Social Capital?

    posted January 30, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Nathan Glazer died last week at the age of 95. He was one of the original neo-conservatives, when the term still meant “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”…
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    When Controlling Alcohol Doesn’t Control Alcohol

    posted January 29, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    North Carolina’s ABC system restricts the sale of spirituous liquor in this state to an average of just 4.3 stores per county operated by local government boards. Private companies are…
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    The Success of Direct Primary Care in Union County

    posted January 28, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange for a small monthly fee, patient members of the DPC clinic have around-the-clock access to the services that…

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