Local government (page 9)

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    Raleigh’s a great place for tech-savvy hipsters … to be upset with

    The Raleigh City Council keeps enforcing a revealed preference against disruptive innovation and playing protectionist for the 20th century modes.
    Jon Sanders, December 3, 2018
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    Charity is the latest victim of our partisan culture

    Charitable giving is lower in places with competitive politics and giving declines among people when their party is in the minority, NC State professor Richard Clerkin and his co-authors found in a recent paper. Another interesting aspect of the study is its presumption that taxes complement charitable giving,…
    Joseph Coletti, December 3, 2018
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    Are needle exchanges and legal injection sites the right remedy for the opioid crisis?

    The ongoing opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on our country. The healthcare industry is struggling to come up with solutions to best treat people who are addicted. The authorities are wrestling with questions of criminality versus medical illnesses. Communities are getting torn apart because of the…
    Jordan Roberts, November 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on small N.C. towns that consider merging public services with larger neighbors. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges North Carolina to continue expanding access to parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters have broken veto-proof Republican supermajorities in the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray analyzes the likely impact of voters’ decisions for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson assesses voters’ reactions to the only statewide items on this year’s ballot: appellate court races and six…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2018
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    Local debt means future taxes

    A simple change to ballot language and another small change in ball could have huge impacts on local borrowing. Dan Way reported for Carolina Journal that “Debt fared better than taxes in local referendums.” Only one bond referendum failed. Wake County alone received permission from voters to issue $1.017 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, November 13, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that local N.C. referendums increasing government debt fared better than those that would have raised local taxes. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why suburbs hold the key to the Republican Party’s future.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the order for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way discusses the federal government’s new waiver permitting major changes in North Carolina’s Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018