(5.20.13) JLF Report Urges Move Toward Consumer-Driven Model for N.C. Medicaid
RALEIGH — North Carolina could look northwest to Indiana and south to Florida for evidence of how a consumer-driven model would improve the state Medicaid program. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report highlights the Indiana and Florida approaches to Medicaid reform.
(5.16.13) N.C.’s Common Core-Based English Tests Ignore Spelling, Grammar, Usage
RALEIGH — Legislators and the State Board of Education should take steps to ensure North Carolina's public school testing program places greater emphasis on English grammar, spelling, mechanics, and usage. That's a key recommendation in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. JLF's top education expert offers that advice as policymakers address concerns about the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
(5.10.13) Friday Interview: The Declining Value of a High School Diploma
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s four-year high school graduation rate has improved to 78 percent, but that achievement has raised some questions. Among them: Why do so many students who enroll in North Carolina community colleges right after graduation from high school require remedial instruction in basic courses? Terry Stoops, director of research and education studies for the John Locke Foundation, discussed the issue with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.
(5.03.13) Friday Interview: Democracy and Political Ignorance
RALEIGH — If you’ve ever questioned the quality of our politicians and their policies, you might want to consult the work of Ilya Somin, professor of law at George Mason University. During a recent speech at Campbell University, Somin offered highlights from his forthcoming book Democracy and Political Ignorance. Somin discussed the book with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio.
(4.29.13) New JLF Report Tackles Common Questions About Common Core
RALEIGH — New public school standards dubbed the Common Core are generating questions for parents and taxpayers across the nation, including North Carolina. A new
John Locke Foundation Spotlight report aims to answer many of those questions. The report addresses 35 topics in a question-and-answer format, starting with the most basic: What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative?
(4.26.13) Friday Interview: Regulations That Threaten Economic Liberty
RALEIGH — If you would like to start a small business in North Carolina, you might be unpleasantly surprised to learn that complying with state and local regulations can be incredibly costly and time-consuming. Tyler Younts, staff attorney with the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, is looking at regulations that he says run roughshod over economic liberty. Younts discussed the issue with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.
(4.24.13) Taxpayers Pay More When Politicians Avoid Voter Approval For Debt
RALEIGH — Bypassing statewide bond referendums has cost North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $261 million in extra interest payments on state debt since 2005. That’s a key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. JLF is releasing the report as some N.C. legislators push a measure that would limit the amount of nonvoter-approved debt North Carolina could take on in the future.
(4.22.13) JLF: Mooresville Government Most Expensive Of Any Large City In North Carolina
RALEIGH — The average North Carolinian surrendered almost 4.4 percent of his personal income to fund city and county government in the 2011 budget year, according to a new report from the John Locke Foundation. That’s one of the key conclusions in the latest edition of By The Numbers, JLF’s yearly look at tax and fee collections by local government in North Carolina.
(4.19.13) Friday Interview: Exposing Myths About Blackbeard the Pirate
RALEIGH — If you’ve spent any time learning about pirates, you’ve likely heard of Blackbeard. Author Kevin Duffus says what you think you know about Blackbeard might be very different from the true story. Duffus wrote the book The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate. In 2012 he addressed the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society on the topic “Blackbeard and his Carolina Pirates: Bloodthirsty Rogues or Hapless Marionettes?” Duffus also discussed Blackbeard with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio.
(4.19.13) JLF’s Budget For Growth Spends $1 Billion Less Than McCrory Over Two Years
RALEIGH — North Carolina legislators could save nearly $500 million in the next budget year, and more than $1 billion over two years, while ending corporate income and inheritance taxes and replacing the personal income tax with a consumed-income USA Tax. That's if they follow the John Locke Foundation's alternative to Gov. Pat McCrory's first budget proposal. The JLF plan also would lower the state sales tax rate from 4.75 percent to 4 percent and reduce the franchise tax by 60 percent in 2014-15.
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