General Assembly

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    Becki Gray To Legislature: Choose Low-Cost, Reliable, Environmentally-Friendly Energy

    “Cost matters.” That is one of the key points made by Locke’s Becki Gray on Tuesday as she testified about House Bill 951 before the North Carolina Senate Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Committee. The reliability of our energy sources should also be front and center as lawmakers debate what our state’s…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2021
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    The Case for House Bill 324

    North Carolinians worry about the increased politicization of public school classrooms.  According to the June 2021 Civitas Poll: 65% of survey participants believe that classroom instruction in K-12 schools has become more political over the last five years 72.5% of parents or guardians of current K-12 students observed…
    Terry Stoops, August 2, 2021
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    Tracking the State Budget: Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks With WPTF

    Now that legislative leaders have agreed to a topline number for the new state budget, we await details of how they propose to use taxpayer dollars to fund state government operations. Carolina Journal reported this week: With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2021
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    Locke President Donald Bryson Responds to Legislature’s Budget Agreement

    Today, John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson responded to the announcement from North Carolina legislative leaders on an agreement for the state’s biennium budget total. John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson said: “Legislative leaders are still working out the details for the biennium General Fund Budget,…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2021
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    Senate leadership reacts to Democrats siding with Cooper over parents

    It’s another day of suffering for North Carolina school kids now that Democrats in the North Carolina Senate chose…
    Donna Martinez, March 2, 2021
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    Republican legislators working on bill to reopen schools

    After months of being forced into total or partial online learning, could the school shutdown be coming to an end in North Carolina? Here’s what the Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have to say about it in a news release posted to online. Their message is good…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2021
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    Monday: A Legislative Agenda For a Better Carolina

    Join Our Livestream Monday, Jan. 11 at Noon You’ll Find Us On Facebook or at john With the new year comes new opportunity to drive a Carolina Rebound that lifts North Carolinians from the nightmare of COVID-19 shutdowns into a year of promise and purpose.
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Shaftesbury Society Resumes Monday, January 6

    Join us for the first Shaftesbury Society event of 2020, featuring JLF’s Becki Gray. North Carolina has implemented transformational reforms in the last decade that have created more opportunities for more people than ever before. Becki Gray has been at the table, in the trenches, and at the forefront…
    Donna Martinez, December 29, 2019