Knowing that North Carolina law already provides a way for consumers to choose a non-licensed service professional in one area (real estate) ought to make it easier to expand that freedom in other licensed fields.
The market for e-scooters is highly competitive. Other cities, including Charlotte and Durham, allow several scooter providers to compete for riders. Not Raleigh, however, despite at least seven companies trying to do business in the city limits.
A new study from Western Carolina University's Center for the Study of Free Enterprise asks "What Do Film Incentives Mean for North Carolina's Economy?" After spending over $404 million, North Carolina's economy was "not improved by its film incentives," and it "might be worse off."
How the state should govern tax revenues coming from and being directed to corporations (i.e., corporate taxes and corporate welfare)? There are four possible policy combinations involved, but only two currently under debate.
Gov. Roy Cooper is touting Medicaid expansion now as a "jobs" program, saying it would "add an estimated 37,200 more jobs to North Carolina." If you wondered "Based on what?" or "Estimated by whom?" you are ahead of the game.