Anna Manning

Posts by Anna Manning (page 3)

  • Businesses Prefer More Sensible Government Policies over Tax Incentives

    Senate Bill 820 made it’s way through the North Carolina General Assembly quickly last week. It now puts into law more tax incentives for big businesses. These corporate giveaways provide financial assistance and tax advantages to wealthy corporations but JLF’s Jon Sanders points out that businesses would rather have…
    Anna Manning, December 11, 2018
  • LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST: ‘Tis the Season for Voter ID in North Carolina

    This week’s Head Locke podcast episode tackles a hot topic: voter ID. In 2013, the N.C. General Assembly enacted election reform legislation that included a photo voter ID requirement, but the law did not survive the federal courts. In response, the Republican-led state legislature included a voter ID amendment…
    Anna Manning, December 11, 2018
  • Herald Sun features JLF’s Terry Stoops’ column, “Who decides what public schools teach, and when?”

    The Herald Sun featured JLF’s Terry Stoops’ Carolina Journal column last week. In the column, Dr. Stoops questions whether or not some material being taught in public schools is appropriate for the age it is being taught. He relays the concerns of a seventh-grade teacher: Among a number of concerns…
    Anna Manning, December 10, 2018
  • You’re Invited: The Market For Neighborhoods

    If we could choose, what sorts of neighborhoods would we build for ourselves? On Monday, Salim Furth of the Mercatus Center will present an understanding of housing markets and land-use regulation grounded in institutional economics. Instead of viewing housing as an interchangeable commodity, Mercatus Center research emphasizes the overlapping institutions that…
    Anna Manning, December 6, 2018
  • Economic Incentives Unlikely To Influence Corporate Relocations – No Surprise There!

    Senate Bill 820, approved by the NC Senate this week, would choose “economic development” policies over economic growth policies.  John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders and Dr. Roy Cordato explain the difference between economic development and economic growth and how this is not a good choice: Policies for economic development “target specific…
    Anna Manning, December 4, 2018
  • State Health Plan Primer: Find all the details here!

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell has proposed major changes to the State Employee Health Plan with goals of increasing price transparency for the services paid for by the plan. What to know all the details? John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts has you covered! Read all about it here.
    Anna Manning, December 3, 2018
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops comments on non-religious home-school numbers to The State

    The State writes that religion is becoming less of a reason that parents are choosing to homeschool their children, Religious-based home-schoolers still make up the majority of registered home schools in North Carolina, but their percentage has been steadily dropping. Secular home-schoolers are now outgrowing religious home-schoolers, helping to…
    Anna Manning, December 3, 2018
  • Head Locke Episode 33, “Who Should Get the Credit for the Booming Economy: Trump or Obama?”

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is here. You don’t want to miss this discussion on who should get the credit for our booming economy. Recently, a Washington Post fact-checker concluded that President Trump deserves minimal credit for the nation’s robust economic growth because “Trump is still working off…
    Anna Manning, November 29, 2018