Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 8)

  • Daily Journal: Are we willing to accept cost of expanding Medicaid?

    Becki Gray writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: The governor’s behind it, and state Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen is for it. Some freshmen legislators have made it a priority, some leaders in the N.C. House think it’s a good idea, and 32 states…
    Anna Manning, February 7, 2019
  • John Hood writes for Daily Journal: Well-intended programs can do harm

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal that government intervention and regulation can often have harmful, unintended consequences: Friar Laurence has the best of intentions. But in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the friar’s well-intended interventions do not yield happy results. Laurence’s initial good intention is to…
    Anna Manning, February 6, 2019
  • Research Update: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Protect the Right to Bear Arms?

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Guze writes that it is time for the Supreme Court to stop the infringement on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms by lower courts: I agree with Kopel. The Second Amendment states, “[T]he right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be…
    Anna Manning, February 5, 2019
  • Ignorance of complex N.C. ABC rules doesn’t give state a pass

    Carolina Journal ABC expert, John Trump, writes that the biggest obstacle facing reform is the public having a lack of knowledge on how the system works and who profits from it. Need an explanation of the complex, Prohibition-era heavy-handed ABC laws of the state? Look no further: It’s difficult…
    Anna Manning, February 1, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Democrats, Cooper push for Medicaid expansion this session

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on the priority of Democrats and Gov. Cooper to expand Medicaid in the state: No one knows for sure, really, when the current session of the N.C. legislature will end. But Lee Lilley, Gov. Roy Cooper’s director of legislative affairs, did offer this: “The…
    Anna Manning, February 1, 2019
  • Senate judiciary leader urges Cooper to maintain court’s partisan balance

    Carolina Journal reports on Senator Daniel’s urge for Governor Cooper to keep the current partisan makeup of the court by filling vacancies with Republicans until the people can vote in 2020: Citing Gov. Roy Cooper’s own words about government “balance,” a leading N.C. senator is calling on the governor to…
    Anna Manning, January 30, 2019
  • Education finance workshop floats student-based funding model for schools

    Carolina Journal reports on Education Finance Workshop held at the John Locke Foundation on Tuesday: On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the John Locke Foundation co-hosted an education finance workshop with the Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank, and Allovue, a K-12 budget and financing software company. The workshop…
    Anna Manning, January 30, 2019
  • LISTEN: HeadLocke Episode 35, “N.C. General Assembly Resumes Work In Raleigh”

    Episode 35 of the John Locke Foundation podcast, HeadLocke, is out and you don’t want to miss it. N.C. legislators returned to Raleigh yesterday to start the heavy lifting of the traditional “long” legislative session. There’s one major difference from the past three assemblies: Republicans no longer hold veto-proof supermajorities…
    Anna Manning, January 30, 2019