state of emergency

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    Checks and Balances Must Be Respected Even in Emergencies

    Everyone in North Carolina is familiar with the executive orders Gov. Roy Cooper has been issuing to address the coronavirus outbreak. In the executive order he announced on Wednesday, he announced that restaurants and other businesses would be allowed to reopen at limited capacity. However, as our JLF’s Jon…
    Brenee Goforth, May 22, 2020
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    COVID-19: What’s Been Done, What More The State Should Do

    The John Locke Foundation’s research team is putting out a package of policy recommendations focused on the Coronavirus this week. The schedule of policy briefs is as follows: Monday: (1) Health Care and (2) the State Budget Tuesday: (3) K-12 Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 17, 2020
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    The Finances of Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus is a serious public health issue, but it is also a serious financial affair. As more states declare a “state of emergency” and the governments flood their treasuries with emergency mitigation funds, this has quickly become a multibillion-dollar affair. JLF’s Joe Coletti broke down some of the numbers…
    Brenee Goforth, March 13, 2020
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    Governor Cooper Declares Coronavirus State of Emergency

    On Tuesday, March 10, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency due to the concern over novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirteen other states declared a state of emergency prior to Cooper’s announcement. As of the announcement, seven people in North Carolina tested positive for Coronavirus. The…
    Brenee Goforth, March 10, 2020