Tag: John Locke Foundation

Fiscal report card fails to account for North Carolina’s budget restraint

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – North Carolina received a “C” for poor fiscal management from the national nonprofit Truth in Accounting. But the Tar Heel State is doing much better than the report suggests.  North Carolina’s poor grade ignores a…

North Carolina’s state reserves may not be enough

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. Since then, the state…

COVID-19 response creates policy options

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps because of,…