Category Archives: Local government
Given their propensity for throwing taxpayer dollars at the Carolina Panthers, members of the Charlotte City Council ought to read a brief article in the latest TIME magazine titled “Loser’s Game.” Local officials have always had a weakness for pro sports teams, and those in Cobb County, Georgia, are no exception. The Atlanta Braves madeContinue Reading
Steven Malanga writes for City Journal that federal taxpayers might be called upon to bail out profligate government spenders in cities across the United States. [R]emember the long road that Detroit and other cities have traveled to financial distress. Politicians consistently made bad deals for constituents, while union leaders regularly sued for plusher benefits, thoughtlessContinue Reading
Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about Obamacare’s potential impact on local governments, community colleges, and universities in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how the Obamacare rollout and recent economic news hurt liberals’ chances for retaking control of North Carolina state government.
Ever heard of occupational licenses? Barbers, landscape contractors, pest control applicators, manicurist, massage therapist, and the list continues. What all of these career fields have in common is the government requirement to obtain a license before they can perform their skill. Many have discussed the number of licensed occupations, or what barriers to entry forContinue Reading
Quick Facts about the November 2013 Election – From a Fiscal Perspective: 11 General Obligation Bonds: 6 school, 2 roads, 2 Parks and Rec, 1 redevelpment (2 failed) 2 Sales and Use Tax Increases: 1 passed (Harnett) and 1 failed (Yadkin) 5 Fire District Tax Increase – All in Jones County and only 1 failedContinue Reading