Julie Tisdale

City and County Policy Analyst

Posts by Julie Tisdale (page 34)

  • Cost of a Greenway

    I noticed a piece in the News & Observer today lauding the completion of a “strategic link” in the Raleigh greenway system.  The new link means that the system, which was previously two separate trails, is now all connected, so runners and cyclists can access the whole of the…
    Julie Tisdale, September 17, 2012
  • More Problems with Incentives

    Here at the Locke Foundation, we’ve written extensively on incentives, including a recent publication by Jon Sanders on Film Incentives.  It was therefore with great interest that I read an article in today’s News & Observer about film incentives and The Hunger Games. The first…
    Julie Tisdale, September 14, 2012
  • Urgent Care is a Win-Win

    According to an article in the News & Observer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (BCBS) “is pumping an undisclosed amount of money into FastMed Urgent Care to expand its network of clinics.”  Why?  Well, the insurer ends up paying the bills when people go to the emergency…
    Julie Tisdale, September 12, 2012
  • What on earth is going on with teachers in Chicago?!

    I read today’s Education Update from Terry Stoops and learned that 39% of Chicago’s public school teachers – you know, the ones who are on strike and have the city’s schools shut down – choose to send their own children to private schools.  I also learned a lot about…
    Julie Tisdale, September 12, 2012
  • Beer Stamps

    I was doing a little shopping yesterday at the local drug store when I came across this: Ok, so the camera on my phone is lousy, but that is clearly beer and those red labels next to the prices are reminders that this particular store does…
    Julie Tisdale, September 4, 2012
  • Another Day, Another Incentive

    A North Carolina county is at it again.  Tonight, Durham County Commissioners will vote on a plan to offer $800,000 in incentives to a New York City company, Sentinel Data Centers, as part of a plan to lure them to the county.  Sentinel is looking for a location…
    Julie Tisdale, August 27, 2012
  • Convention Centers Suck Cash

    There was an interesting piece in the Charlotte Observer yesterday about the Charlotte Convention Center, where the Democratic National Convention will be held next month.  Like convention centers in many cities, Charlotte’s has not lived up to the promises that were made about its impact on the local economy. …
    Julie Tisdale, August 21, 2012
  • CO2 Emissions Drop to 20 Year Low

    Did you hear about the drop in CO2 emissions this year?  I didn’t think so.  It seems to have been kept pretty quiet.  But here it is.  According to an Energy Department report, in the first 4 months of 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions dropped to roughly 1992 levels. …
    Julie Tisdale, August 17, 2012