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2017 would be a great year to repeal CON

Can someone please remind me again why we need to be having this debate and why the state needs to be involved?  Novant Health and EmergeOrtho each want to build a new operating room in Leland, a small town in Brunswick County not far from Wilmington.  Dosher Memorial Hospital, also in Brunswick County, doesn’t wantContinue Reading






It doesn’t have to be taxpayers’ money

I’d like to commend the Umstead Coalition.  For those who think I’m anti-bike, anti-nature, anti-park, etc., this may come as something of a surprise.  After all, the Umstead Coalition is a non-profit “Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area.” But the truthContinue Reading






Lots of soccer coming to North Carolina all of a sudden?

A month ago, the Carolina Railhawks announced that they were changing their name to North Carolina F.C. and making a bid to join MLS. Last week, Bruton Smith, who owns the Charlotte Motor Speedway, announced that he’s also eyeing a MLS expansion team for Charlotte. And then today, it was announced that the Western NewContinue Reading






More of the same under Cooper?

I just read a quote from Roy Cooper at the 2017 Economic Forecast Forum, hosted by the N.C. Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Bankers Association yesterday in Durham. I promise you that as governor of this state, I will be an aggressive recruiter of good-paying jobs, because what I want for our people isContinue Reading






Happy New Year, NC Taxpayers

It’s 2017, and that’s good news for North Carolina taxpayers.  North Carolina made important positive changes in 2016, and they’ve continued to take effect this week with the beginning of the new year. It’s not just the Locke Foundation that’s noticed, either.  Forbes lists North Carolina’s tax changes among the best in the nation. InContinue Reading






“dragging taxpayers along for the bender”

There was a great piece in the Wall Street Journal last week about the problems with local governments using various incentives to attract craft breweries as part of misguided economic development efforts. This strategy might work for a while, but it suffers from the same drawback as other attempts at public “investment”: Government isn’t particularlyContinue Reading






Local Referenda Results

What you may have missed in the craziness of yesterday’s election and this morning’s post-mortem is that there were 80 local referenda held across North Carolina.  The results were mostly predictable and unsurprising, but here’s a quick rundown. There were 33 different referenda on alcohol.  These were about allowing sales of beer and wine orContinue Reading






Big money for so few jobs

We all know what I think about business incentives.  So I see this article this morning, Three deals could bring 130+ jobs to Triad city, and of course I’m thinking there has to be an incentive package attached. I was right. I was especially excited about the last sentence in the piece. The council also closedContinue Reading






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