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Leaders from the NCGA House and Senate continued the call for Roy Cooper to defend the common-sense voter ID law or resign as the appeal heads to the Supreme Court.
Governor McCrory announced he will ask the Supreme Court tomorrow to reinstate North Carolina's common sense voter ID law.
On July 27, Civitas' Susan Myrick pointed out the conflict of interest of Judge Michael Morgan, who is not only running for the one opening on the state Supreme Court this year.
During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his "free college" promise went too far. Now, however, Clinton has come out with a plan to make public colleges and universities free for families who earn less than $125,000 annually.
Over the last six years, bold, courageous North Carolina leaders have been willing to take risks, push the envelope, and offer unlimited opportunities for education freedom, for financial security, and for transformational reforms
Legal analysts have given the opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturning North Carolina's election reform law, including its voter ID requirement, mixed reviews.
There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned major chunks of North Carolina's broad election reform law passed in 2013, claiming that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder committed factual errors when he threw out challenges to the law
Seemingly, nothing now stands between Hillary Clinton and the Democratic nomination, so it's worth looking anew at her proposals regarding higher education
Even if you've never had any interest in doing it yourself, you should want North Carolina to be a great place to start a new business.
A recent event hosted by the Libre Institute highlighted an issue that's gaining support across the ideological spectrum: Reforms in the criminal-justice system that would clean up the legal code, not only reducing penalties for nonviolent offenses but also removing many crimes from the books
The federal government has just released another set of economic statistics - and they again show North Carolina has one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States
The state Senate on Monday approved its version of regulation reform on a mostly party-line 30-15 vote.
Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom line
Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom line
North Carolina policymakers should boost entrepreneurship and economic growth by focusing their next round of tax reform on capital gains
The 2016 edition of regulatory reform is beginning to emerge as both the House and the Senate piece together their respective versions, which focus on curtailing costly rules and making the process of imposing regulations more accountable to the public
As the General Assembly continues to work through the 2016-17 budget, part of the final package should build on the tax reforms first implemented in 2011
Governor Pat McCrory applauded positive news that revealed revenues for the current year are projected to finish $330 million above initial budget projections.
Regardless of one's opinion on HB 2, it cannot overshadow or remotely counteract what North Carolina has done legislatively over the last five years to become one of the most attractive places in the country to do business, invest, live, raise a family, and retire. Since Republicans took control...
North Carolina hit another milestone in Medicaid reform today when Governor Pat McCrory signed an application that will pave the way for an innovative North Carolina solution
week, Congressman Walter Jones (NC-3) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-9) launched the bipartisan Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus to address the undue influence of money on our political process
Yesterday, the Network for Public Education, a left-leaning group headed by a longtime activist in Washington, D.C., put out its "50 State Report Card." The "report card" is yet another false report aimed at smearing North Carolina's education system...well, and every state who is attempting to...
Almost exactly 15 years ago, I wrote an education reform plan for the John Locke Foundation entitled "Reach for the STARS."
Last week I had the honor of speaking in favor of occupational licensing reform before a legislative oversight committee (you can view my presentation here)...
Building on transformational reforms begun in 2011, North Carolina's elected leaders continued changes in 2015 to curtail spending, instill fiscal responsibility, rein in regulations, improve education, make government open and accountable, and create the best possible conditions for economic growth
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
The U.S. Department of Justice should butt out of North Carolina's mental health problems, since it is partially responsible for getting us into the situation we now face.
North Carolina has been ranked the seventh most business-friendly state by the Pollina Corporate/AEDI (American Economic Development Institute) Top Ten Pro-Business States Report released this month. The report details how well states have or have not positioned themselves to retain and create jobs.
Recent historic tax reforms have helped North Carolina jump from No. 44 to No. 15 in the Tax Foundation's annual ranking of state business climates
Crediting budget reforms made by the recent session of the General Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Thursday the acceleration of four major transportation projects, including the final leg of the eastern section of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, the Asheville Connector, The I-485 and Wed
North Carolina's tax code penalizes savings and investment by double taxing their returns - specifically interest, dividends, and capital gains. These biases can only be eliminated by removing savings and investment from the tax base, or by eliminating the returns to saving; for example...
The Civitas Institute applauds Sen. Bob Rucho's tireless advocacy on behalf of North Carolina taxpayers. Rucho, who announced Thursday that the current term will be his last, spearheaded the fight for the most significant tax reform and relief in the state's history, passed in 2013...
Late last week, the Tax Foundation - the nation's leading independent tax policy research organization since 1937 - released its book "North Carolina Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Tax Reform."
A new, groundbreaking report from Beacon Hill economists estimated that in 2015 state regulations cost North Carolina's economy at minimum $3.1 billion and possibly as much as $25.5 billion.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman died back in 2006, but his ideas live on through the annual Friedman Legacy of Freedom Day. The John Locke Foundation helped mark that day this year with help from Dr. Edward Lopez, professor of economics and BB&T distinguished professor of...
The frustration with the failure of Congress to tackle immigration reform has prompted some observers to suggest that states look north for inspiration.
A nationally recognized criminal justice reformer is confident North Carolina eventually will overturn a state law allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to be charged as adults, but acknowledges political resistance to the proposal remains.
Governor Pat McCrory accomplished another major goal of his administration by signing into law major reform of North Carolina's Medicaid system.
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