• John Locke Update

    State Budget 2018: Juvenile Justice

    posted May 31, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last June, the N.C. General Assembly passed the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act which raised the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina to include 16- and 17-year-olds. As…
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    State Budget 2018: Film Grants

    posted May 31, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The proposed new state budget would not expand the state’s overall film grant program this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is, the new state budget…
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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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    Despite Surplus, Spending Restraint is Still Required

    posted May 10, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    On most days and most roads, most drivers treat posted speed limits as the recommended speed. A person driving at the speed limit can be the slowest vehicle moving on…
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    Salisbury’s Municipal Broadband Woes Were Predictable

    posted May 10, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    On May 8, Salisbury voters overwhelmingly agreed on a resolution to lease the city’s Fibrant broadband system to a private company. The move to lease Fibrant to Hotwire Communications, approved…

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