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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Charlotte Arts and Science Council still adjusting to reality

    Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The tax would have raised $50 million each year for the county, with $22.5 million going to the ASC, whose budget is currently $15.5 million. If the tax hike…
    Joseph Coletti, June 19, 2020
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    State spending and taxes for May

    State agencies continued to hold back spending in May. General Fund appropriations for the month of May were down 3% compared to May 2019 to $2.289 billion, according to the latest report from the State Controller. Appropriations are up 0.9% for the eleven months through May to $21.372 billion,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 9, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation’s new Carolina Rebound project is designed to help North Carolina recover from the negative economic impacts linked to COVID-19 and its associated government lockdowns. In the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio, Terry Stoops highlights Carolina Rebound’s K-12 education recommendations. Jon Sanders details…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation is launching Carolina Rebound, a project designed to help N.C. policymakers address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio, Joseph Coletti highlights Carolina Rebound’s tax and budget recommendations. Jordan Roberts tackles proposed health care policy reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Carolina Rebound offers guide to winning economic recovery

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how JLF’s new Carolina Rebound will help guide North Carolina to winning the economic recovery. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2020
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    Alberto Alesina, in memory

    Surprisingly, for as much as Alberto Alesina’s work has meant to my own understanding of markets and governments, a Google search indicates I’ve only mentioned him by name once before. Amity Shlaes has a wonderful tribute to Alesina, who passed away this weekend, as a person and an…
    Joseph Coletti, May 26, 2020
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    It’s Time for a Carolina Rebound

    On Friday, May 22, The John Locke Foundation released its public policy guide for recovering from the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. The policy guide focusses on four primary areas of concern: fiscal, health care, education, and regulatory policies. In the introduction, written by our CEO Amy O. Cooke, she…
    Brenee Goforth, May 26, 2020