Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 40)

  • Carolina Journal reports: Billions needed for school construction but can state taxpayers afford it?

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal that Stough Elementary school, built in Wake County in 1968, will soon be torn down and rebuilt. The project will cost more than $37 million. This is not the only school in need of new construction and, in 2016, the Department if Public…
    Anna Manning, July 31, 2018
  • Daily Journal: Democrats surrender high ground in fights over election changes

    Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that Democrats surrendered the high ground during last weeks special legislative session by failing to acknowledge the partisan scheming on their own side. The minority party enjoys few advantages in North Carolina’s General Assembly. Among them? Members of that party can…
    Anna Manning, July 31, 2018
  • Carolina Journal: State officials warn that local governments in shrinking towns may not survive

    Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal that Ronald Penny, State Revenue Secretary, warns that small municipalities in rural counties may not survive due to losing residents and tax base. State Auditor, Beth Wood, is urging state officials to crack down on towns and counties with negligent finances. Penny and…
    Anna Manning, July 30, 2018
  • Daily Journal: Why conservatives defend free enterprise

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal – When conservatives advocate lower taxes and less regulation, their critics often retort that conservatives are just advancing the interest of business. That’s either a misunderstanding or a purposeful mischaracterization. I have nothing against the business sector — some of my…
    Anna Manning, July 30, 2018
  • Carolina Journal reports: Distillers, brewers, winemakers play big, giving role in communities

    Even though distillers, brewers, and winemakers can get a bad reputation, John Trump writes for Carolina Journal that they play big roles in giving back to their communities. Certain lawmakers bash drinking, telling stories of how it has destroyed families and ripped communities from their roots. Some of that…
    Anna Manning, July 27, 2018
  • JLF’s Roy Cordato for Real Clear Policy: “Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Are Not Socialists – What Are They?”

    John Locke Foundation’s Roy Cordato writes for Real Clear Policy that Bernie Sanders and Democratic nominee for Congress in New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are not actually socialists as they describe themselves. What is socialism? Merriam-Webster defines it as “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental…
    Anna Manning, July 27, 2018
  • Carolina Journal: What trends miss about teens and technology

    Carolina Journal contributor Kristin Blair writes for the Daily Journal that even though trends show teens moving towards total tech immersion, other signs show a building backlash against technology. What do teens say? Ninety-five percent now own or have access to a smartphone. This marks a 22 percent increase since Pew’s…
    Anna Manning, July 26, 2018
  • LISTEN HERE: Head Locke Episode 022: Occupational Licensing and Barriers to Work

    Episode 22 of the Head Locke podcast – a discussion on barriers to work with special guest, summer intern Carter Woolly. Article I, Section 1 of the N.C. Constitution declares that citizens are entitled to “the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor.” But government and special-interest groups…
    Anna Manning, July 26, 2018