(6.26.08) Looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars
A new guide helps people assess how well local government is spending the taxpayers' money.
(4.25.08) Looking Down the Ballot
The high-profile Democratic presidential primary will affect other North Carolina election contests May 6, including a major Republican race.
(8.29.07) No. 952 Whose Property Is It, Anyway?
Planning, zoning, annexation, and eminent domain are the issues on the frontlines of the property-rights debate in North Carolina. Intended for the betterment of communities, zoning is probably the most difficult of issues to understand.
(7.13.07) Property Rights and the Slippery Slope
County leaders should focus on facts — not fear — in addressing issues linked to property rights.
(3.02.07) Probing the Propriety of the Property Tax
It's time for North Carolina to reconsider its most engimatic, confusing, illogical, bizarre tax.
(2.28.07) Buildings don't teach students
RALEIGH — Unfortunately for North Carolina’s students, most of the debate over schools has focused on funding construction of new schools to accommodate a growing student population. Lost in this discussion is the fact that buildings don’t teach students anything.
(1.30.07) No. 935: Bureaucrats’ Survival Tips
Intel founder Gordon Moore coined a phrase in 1965 known as Moore’s Law, which essentially stated that computer power, or speed, doubled about every year.
(1.03.07) The Dangers of Broadband
With hundreds of local governments considering getting into the broadband business, a new report warns that cities shouldn't fool themselves into believing that their experience running water, gas and electricity systems has prepared them for the fast moving Internet world.
(12.04.06) Trends in the use of school choice
WASHINGTON, DC — Opportunities for school choice in the US have expanded since the 1990s. This report uses data from the National Household Surveys Program to present trends focusing on the use of and users of public schools, private schools, and homeschoolers.
(12.01.06) A Tale of Two States
Dickens once proclaimed: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." The governors of the two Carolinas try to prove him right.