Anna Manning


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  • State Budget 2018: Health, Education, and Public Safety

    Health, education, and public safety account for $21.9 billion of the $23.9 billion general fund appropriations. John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti explains why these areas have the largest absolute and relative increases. The university system employs 35,000 North Carolinians, and 32,000 people work for the state as troopers, judges, attorneys, correction…
    Anna Manning, June 1, 2018
  • State Budget 2018: Film Grants

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders weighs in on North Carolina’s film grant program and proposals for the program in the 2018 State Budget bill. The good news is that the program will not be expanded overall, but the bad news is that it will not be reduced or cut…
    Anna Manning, June 1, 2018
  • State Budget 2018: K-12 Education

    The 2018 State Budget includes an increase of $500 million on education spending. John Locke Foundation’s Terry Stoops analyzes the 2018 State Budget with regards to education and lists other noteworthy provisions of the bill in this piece. Although this increased spending will not necessitate higher state taxes or…
    Anna Manning, June 1, 2018
  • LISTEN HERE: New “Head Locke” Podcast Episode: North Carolina’s Budget Battle

    This week’s Head Locke podcast episode topic: the North Carolina state budget. Listen here to find out what’s in the budget and if it is good or bad for North Carolina. Joe Coletti, the John Locke Foundation’s state budget expert, joins Terry to discuss the impending passage of North…
    Anna Manning, May 31, 2018
  • Next Shaftesbury Event – Facebook: Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age

    Facebook’s policies and business model have suddenly become a concern for everyone. People are worried about how their data is being shared. Congress is concerned about who knows what, and how much can be accessed. In this presentation, technology expert Bob Chandler will try to break through the hype and…
    Anna Manning, May 29, 2018
  • NC Corporate Tax on the Right Track, Gov. Cooper’s Proposed Budget Threatens Derailment

    North Carolina is on the right track with corporate income tax. The tax is currently at 3 percent, after annual reductions in the rate since 2013 when it was at 6.9 percent. The tax is scheduled to be reduced to 2.5 percent in January; however, the tax increases in Governor…
    Anna Manning, May 25, 2018
  • Apple wants “30 years of stability”? So do the rest of us!

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders weighs in on corporate welfare for Apple Inc – As I read the details of the proposal and hear what state and local policymakers are prepared to do to bring in Apple or the next large employer, I am staggered. They would: Dramatically lower…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2018
  • Governor Cooper’s Proposed FY2018-19 Budget: Tax Raises and New Debt

    Governor Cooper’s proposed budget for this fiscal year (2018-2019) would spend $1.5 billion more than the current year. Despite Gov. Cooper saying in 2017 that the state government would spend no more per person in 2018-19 than it did in 2016-17, spending would increase by 6.5%. This is almost as…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2018