• John Locke Update

    The Perils of Increasing Local Sales Taxes

    posted March 14, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    In 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing counties to impose an additional quarter-cent sales tax to raise revenue within their jurisdictions.  These taxes must be approved by…
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    Governments Are People and People Are Complicated

    posted March 8, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Government is more than just a concept.  Government is people. For better and for worse, imperfect human beings fill government roles and make government decisions. That is why Federalist…
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    Expensing Should be a Permanent Part of the N.C. Tax Code

    posted March 8, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    A couple of weeks ago, I argued that North Carolina’s legislature should “one-up” Congress and the Trump administration when it comes to tax reform by abolishing the state’s capital…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C. Needs Graduate Medical Education Reform

    posted March 8, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Health care experts are calling for more transparency in how tax dollars are being spent on physician residency programs. North Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in the amount…
  • John Locke Update

    School Shootings and School Safety

    posted March 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    After the Parkland school shooting, Americans are questioning the safety of the nation’s public schools.  It is an entirely rational response to the murder of 17 students and teachers at…
  • John Locke Update

    Student Activism and the Parkland School Shooting

    posted March 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    High school students at a handful of North Carolina schools staged walkouts to protest gun violence and demand stronger gun laws in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.  Nationwide…
  • John Locke Update

    Emotion is a Poor Guide When a Civil Right is at Stake

    posted March 1, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    This month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has brought the issue of guns back to the forefront. It’s perhaps to be expected when emotions are raw. Still, the…

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