Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 5)

  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai in N&O article, “Freshmen state legislators want to overturn law that has held back unions for 60 years”

    John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai weighs in for the News & Observer on prospective bills to overturn collective bargaining ban: Two first-term Democratic state legislators have filed bills hoping to overturn a 1959 ban on collective bargaining by public-sector employees. That means labor unions would have negotiating power. In…
    Anna Manning, April 25, 2019
  • Just Keep Compoundin’: Questioning the Economic Impact of a New Carolina Panthers headquarters in S.C.

    From JLF’s Jon Sanders: Now and then you’ll encounter a public servant actually questioning the bad numbers propping up a bad policy proposal, and it’s as refreshing as, well, any scene from a lite beer commercial. Remember when the Maryland county executive held back on imposing a $15 per…
    Anna Manning, April 24, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Another chance to tout the zero tax bracket

    Mitch Kokai writes on recent tax reform discussion at the Pelican Institute’s policy summit: North Carolina continues to attract national attention for the success of its state-level tax reforms. That means new opportunities to promote key elements of the reform agenda. This observer touted one of the least-publicized pieces…
    Anna Manning, April 24, 2019
  • CJ reports: Bipartisan House group seeks to revive tax credits for filmmakers

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: Lawmakers in 2015 OK’d $10 million a year for the grant program, but the current budget tripled the amount to $31 million. In 2017 legislators removed a July 2020 sunset date, making the grant program permanent. The present program lets production companies collect grants up…
    Anna Manning, April 24, 2019
  • CJ reports: W-S lands major aircraft industry player without offering tax incentives

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal: WINSTON-SALEM — No big announcement. No contentious public meetings. No press conference. But most important — no economic incentives. News that MRO Holdings Inc. — a leader in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry…
    Anna Manning, April 23, 2019
  • LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke No. 48: New Reagan biography aims to be definitive

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is out and it’s one you don’t want to miss. Working for more than 10 years with archival material from the Reagan Presidential Library, historian Larry Schweikart has written what he hopes will be the “definitive” biography of the 40th president. Titled Reagan:…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Excessive debt slows economic growth

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: New research by two North Carolina State University professors has brought into stark relief the following facts: America is in a debt crisis, our economy is suffering as a result, and politicians of both major political parties bear responsibility. Economists Thomas…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019
  • CJ reports: House members take another stab at certificate-of-need reform

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: A bipartisan group of House members hopes to break a regulatory chokehold on surgical facilities. Reps. Billy Richardson, D-Cumberland; Ed Goodwin, R-Chowan; and David Rogers, R-Rutherford, on Tuesday, April 16, filed House Bill 857. The bill abolishes certificate-of-need laws preventing standalone ambulatory surgery…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019