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    Questions Looming Over Gov. Cooper’s Decision to End In-Person Dining

    On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper declared in-person dining is banned in North Carolina for the foreseeable future. This decision is surrounded by controversy, part of which centers on whether or not the declaration has legal standing. In a recent Carolina Journal piece, reporter Kari Travis writes that the governor cannot…
    Brenee Goforth, March 20, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Coronavirus with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. This episode covered all the ways North Carolina could be affected by the Coronavirus. Gov. Cooper declared a state of emergency…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper Bans In-Person Dining

    On the tails of Governor Cooper’s prohibition of events of 100 people or more, Gov. Cooper announced today an order that restaurants and bars closed except for takeout and delivery orders. The measure is an attempt to increase social distancing and reduce the risk of community spread. The executive order…
    Brenee Goforth, March 17, 2020
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    A Trump report that’s right on occupational licensing

    Adam Thierer and Trace Mitchell write at Real Clear Policy that the Trump administration has highlighted the need for occupational licensing reform. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recently released its annual report in conjunction with President Trump’s Economic Report. In the joint document, the CEA discussed everything…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    Yet Another Reason to Oppose Bag Bans

    In “A Mixed Bag: The Hidden Time Costs of Regulating Consumer Behavior,” which was published this week by the University of Chicago Press, Rebecca L. C. Taylor finds: The nonmonetary costs consumers experience from regulations are challenging to quantify and, thus, easily overlooked. Using quasi-experimental policy variation and…
    Jon Guze, February 24, 2020
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    “Frankenstein-esque” Bill Could End Right-to-Work

    The U.S. House bill, “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (PRO Act), has attracted a lot of media attention lately – and for good reason. If passed, this pro-union bill would nullify 28 states’ right-to-work laws. Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis writes: The worst thing about the legislation is it…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    Biggest Obstacle for ABC Reform? Local Governments

    The News & Observer recently published an article predicting a proposed ABC reform bill will not pick up much traction. JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief examining the largest obstacle for any ABC reform legislation: local governments. Sanders writes: Ever since 1937, North Carolina has been a “control state”…
    Brenee Goforth, February 5, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020