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Op-Ed related to the State Government.

On Friday morning September 5th US Congressman Walter Jones released through his chief of staff a resounding endorsement for Mattie Lawson for NC House of Representatives for District 6.
Exhausted legislators finally saw the closing gavel and heard the fat lady sing the "sine die," followed quickly by the Hallelujah chorus striking up the perennial tune, "There has to be a better way to run a state."
North Carolina state government is spending more money per person this budget year than ever before. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report documents that fact, which gets lost in ongoing debates about state budget "cuts."
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
In Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's marvelous book Thinking, Fast and Slow, he distinguishes between what he calls our brain's "System 1" and "System 2."
For many years, state education and political leaders promised increasing our "investment" in public schools was the key to raising student achievement for disadvantaged students.