Category: Raleigh

Mask up or else, Roy Cooper says

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By John Trump Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper in a new executive order is encouraging local authorities to pursue criminal and civil penalties against businesses that fail to uphold mask and distancing requirements. The order, which runs through December…

It’s time to amend the Emergency Management Act

By Jon Guze Raleigh, NC – I’ve been a critic of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 lockdown orders from the very start. I’ve argued that the orders are unnecessary, divisive, and counterproductive, and I’ve also argued that — because the governor…

Good news on North Carolina’s state budget

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully. How big a hole would the economic downturn poke in the state budget? Would…

North Carolina establishes a COVID-19 County Alert System

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina has established a COVID-19 County Alert System that they claim will give individuals, businesses, community organizations, and public officials another tool to understand how their county is faring and to make decisions about actions to…

Schools are not a big driver of COVID-19 cases

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By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Early this month, officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) delivered their monthly COVID-19 update to the State Board of Education. The presentation (available here) included the usual…