Archive: Charlotte Exclusives

  • N.C. Employment Woes Highlight Flawed Incentives Policies

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s continuing struggles with unemployment paint a poor picture of the state’s strategy for attracting new jobs — especially the policy of awarding targeted tax breaks to favored companies. That’s the assessment of the John Locke Foundation’s chief budget analyst.

  • The CMS Reform Rewind

    Shhh, don't tell anyone, but the CMS task force report contains many of the same ideas for school construction as a Locke Foundation report on the topic.

  • Historical Omissions

    The county's Historic Landmarks Commission has not given up on buying an Uptown property even though it wildly overestimated its value. It is an old, costly habit for the group.

  • NASCAR Go Home

    City leaders opt to woo NASCAR officials with a parade route and millions in public money in hopes of landing a Hall of Fame. Good thing all of Charlotte's other problems are solved.

  • On the Roads. Again.

    News that money is coming to improve I-485 should not obsucre the fact that Charlotte still has its road needs unmet. Time to get serious about new toll-based solutions.