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    We Need To Clarify Whether Ammo Sales as “Essential Services”

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announced his office was suspending all pistol permit and concealed-carry services. However, as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief, Baker does not have the authority to make that decision. Sanders writes: There’s a big problem with this announcement: Baker…
    Brenee Goforth, March 30, 2020
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    How far will your federal coronavirus payment go?

    For some people, there is never enough money. A writer for a policy group on the left grouses this time about the paltriness of federal payments to taxpayers by deliberately understating the amount of money a family could receive and overstating the costs to be borne. Some money is better…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2020
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    “HeadLocke” Covers COVID-19: Research and K-12 Schools

    The John Locke Foundation continues its coverage of the way the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting North Carolina this week in the latest episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. In this week’s episode, host Mitch Kokai has two guests from the John Locke Foundation itself, CEO Amy Cooke, and Director of Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 27, 2020
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    Will it have been worth it?

    As of this morning, per Carrington's article in CJ, the Division of Employment Security had received 195,661 unemployment insurance claims from since March 16.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2020
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    Large sum secured for hospitals in coronavirus relief package

    Things could still change, but as of mid-day on Wednesday, it seems that the Congressional relief package for coronavirus response is all but done. Hospitals and the rest of the health care system have a large earmark, The legislation will also invest $150 billion in the health care system,…
    Jordan Roberts, March 25, 2020
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    CMS approves North Carolina Medicaid Waiver

    Last week, North Carolina asked the federal government to waive some Medicaid regulations. On Monday, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved North Carolina’s Medicaid Section 1135 Waiver: Your communication to CMS on March 17, 2020, detai1ed a number of federal Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program…
    Jordan Roberts, March 24, 2020
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    North Carolina Has Over $3 Billion To Combat COVID-19

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti wrote a research brief on how North Carolina could use its funds to respond to the economic fallout of the Coronavirus. Coletti lets us know (1) how much money the state has, (2) where it is, and (3) where it could go. North Carolina has…
    Brenee Goforth, March 24, 2020
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    Americans can relate to this Spanish Flu poem from 1918

    From The Greenville (S.C.) News Nov. 23, 1918…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2020