Jobs and economy

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 response. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s focus on the dignity of work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021
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    Biden & Cooper OK Forcing Businesses To Compete Against Gov’t Benefits

    It’s happened to me twice. The first time was about a month ago, when I grabbed a take-out order from my favorite Wake County sandwich shop. I was one of the last people who walked in before the manager shut the doors early – at 6 p.m. – because of…
    Donna Martinez, July 7, 2021
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    National Review Writer Marks ‘Janusversary’

    Jack Fowler writes at National Review Online about a significant anniversary. This past weekend marked the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME ruling, which guaranteed the First Amendment rights of government employees, allowing them to opt-out of unions by withholding once-compulsory dues and fees —…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and Senate leader Phil Berger blasting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ apparent embrace of Critical Race Theory. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights important books conservatives should read and own. CJ also reports on the legislature’s vote to end $300 federal unemployment…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2021
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    Exposing a ‘Green Jobs’ Fallacy

    Editors at the Washington Examiner are tired of hearing about benefits from “green jobs.” Everyone is at it — Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, the G-7, the United Nations. All are in the business of “creating” green jobs. Johnson wants 250,000 of them, to be “created” by clean energy…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2021
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    Supporting Innovation: Locke’s Jordan Roberts Explains Why a ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ Is Smart Policy

    Yes, the name is sorta funny — a ‘regulatory sandbox.’ But in an age of rapid innovation, it’s the type of forward thinking that aims to support entrepreneurial efforts while keeping in place a lighter level of oversight that doesn’t hinder economic growth and hold back new technologies. Locke’s…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2021
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    Locke’s Donald Bryson: North Carolina Is An Economic Success Story In These Tough Times

    Writing at realclearpolicy.com, Locke President Donald Bryson makes the critical point that sound fiscal decisions matter. He points to North Carolina as the model for other states in being able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic without cutting core services or raising taxes, as other states are doing. Ours really…
    Donna Martinez, June 14, 2021