Tag: John Locke Foundation

Let’s compensate victims of regulation

closed store sign

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other reserves. Other states would…

Election 2020 — It’s a wrap … mostly

By Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – Take a deep breath. It’s finally over. Mostly.  North Carolina’s 2020 election was a mixed bag full of unexpected results. Most voters are confident in the outcomes, but others aren’t so sure, a new…

Let candidates control their message

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – When U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis narrowly won reelection against Cal Cunningham, the two candidates had collectively spent $78 million. That’s a large number. But it was dwarfed by the $221 million spent on the…

The voters have spoken, now let’s get to work

By Becki Gray Raleigh, NC – The 2020 election is over. Thankfully and finally. Maybe. Not everyone is happy, and the process may not be perfect, but it works better than any alternative. Before I close my notebook on what…

North Carolina lowers rate of teacher attrition

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By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms. North Carolina succeeded in lowering its teacher-attrition rate, even after its budget stalemate froze teacher pay. The state lost only…