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Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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NC Debt has grown over the years

Which states have a budget deficit?

While North Carolina is waiting to see what the end result is from the tax reform changes and other economic impacts on the state’s revenue – why not take a look at what other states are dealing with so far in 2015. It doesn’t look like NC is the only state that is going toContinue Reading

Town of King Forced to Take Down Sculpture of Praying Soldier

A North Carolina town was forced to remove a sculpture of a soldier kneeling in prayer because of a lawsuit. An Army veteran in King, North Carolina sued the town, claiming his constitutional rights were being violated because the memorial promoted Christianity. He sued with help from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.Continue Reading

What do you think of Obama’s free community college idea….?

Cigarette Taxes lead to smuggling and illegal activity

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan, a think tank similar to the John Locke Foundation, released its latest estimates for cigarette smuggling rates in 47 of the 48 contiguous states. While North Carolina is not included in the report, this is still an interesting think to discuss and think about from a policyContinue Reading

What happened this week in Washington D.C. ?

Yesterday the House approved a spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was operating under a continuing resolution set to expire in February. The bill (HR 240) will provide $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for DHS and its component agencies, including $1.5 billion for state and local grant programs. While the billContinue Reading

President Obama released his “free” community college proposal

President Obama has announced that he has a proposal to make community college tuition free.  The Washington Post has an article written by two economics professors that look into the idea of “free” community college tuition as proposed by President Obama, and they also looked at the fiscal impact on each state — needless toContinue Reading

Berger and Moore’s Legislative Agenda for 2015

Today Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) held a news conference that previewed the General Assembly’s agenda for the upcoming long session. While a lot of details were not discussed, there are some things that were mentioned that will keep legislators busy this session. Senator Berger opened the press conferenceContinue Reading

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