Tag: John Locke Foundation

NC House bill would expand access to Opportunity Scholarships

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s lawmakers are moving to advance school choice. Republicans on Thursday, Jan. 28, introduced House Bill 32, Equity in Opportunity Act, to reform the Opportunity Scholarship program. The bill would expand low-income students’…

COVID-19 immunity is too far off

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As of January 18, North Carolina had received about a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Nearly 330,000 of those doses had been injected into the arms of North Carolinians. That may sound like a…

Competing schools serve NC families well

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools have gone in a variety of directions. Some public-school districts that shut down last spring have never reopened for in-person learning to any significant degree. Others…

Five North Carolina political questions for 2021

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one. Figuratively speaking,…

Let’s compensate victims of regulation

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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…