Business

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    State revenues are getting hammered

    Tax revenues are falling for states and local governments across the country. The Atlantic wonders, “Will the coronavirus bankrupt cities?” Pew provides numerous examples of how state taxes are getting slammed: Hawaii officials have estimated a $225 million decline; in New York, it’s a whopping…
    Joseph Coletti, April 3, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the John Locke Foundation is offering freedom-forward ideas to help government address the resulting problems. Amy Cooke discusses those ideas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes challenges and opportunities linked to the North Carolina’s transition to online learning…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on businesses’ struggles to survive with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal analyzes the federal coronavirus relief packages.
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    We Need To Clarify Whether Ammo Sales as “Essential Services”

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announced his office was suspending all pistol permit and concealed-carry services. However, as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief, Baker does not have the authority to make that decision. Sanders writes: There’s a big problem with this announcement: Baker…
    Brenee Goforth, March 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. craft alcohol businesses struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government’s order to shelter in place is not sustainable.
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Lines At ABC Stores Unveil Weakness In NC’s ABC System

    The Coronavirus has many people rushing to grocery stores and other establishments and stocking up for what could be weeks or even months of quarantine. One of the establishments getting hit the hardest is North Carolina’s string of ABC stores. My local ABC store in Mecklenburg County often has a…
    Brenee Goforth, March 25, 2020
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    North Carolina Based Company Hanesbrands Steps Up

    The Winston-Salem Journal reports: Hanesbrands Inc. will begin producing cotton surgical masks at some of its factories in Latin American as part of a federal contract to combat a national shortage of face masks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. At peak output, the company expects…
    Jon Guze, March 22, 2020