Category: Business and Regulations

  • Special session for Florence relief may be needed, lawmakers say

    UPDATE: Gov. Roy Cooper has called for the General Assembly to reconvene Oct. 9 in Raleigh for a special session tied to hurricane relief. The General Assembly could convene a special session to allocate Hurricane Florence recovery money from the state’s rainy day fund, although some money is…

  • Treasurer considers challenging pension-spiking decision

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell said he is awaiting guidance from lawyers before deciding whether to challenge an N.C. Court of Appeals ruling that allows four former school superintendents to collect an additional $1.7 million in retirement benefits from alleged pension spiking.

  • Municipalities getting into the education business 

    In North Carolina, state law empowers county commissions to oversee school facilities and the collection and appropriation of local tax dollars to school districts. Unlike other states, cities and towns in North Carolina have few direct responsibilities for the public schools in their jurisdiction. Traditionally, municipalities have undertaken infrastructure, zoning, and…

  • Lawsuit challenges N.C. certificate-of-need restrictions

    A Winston-Salem surgeon is heading to court to challenge a state law that blocks him from purchasing his own MRI scanner. Dr. Gajendra Singh says that certificate-of-need law forces his patients to seek overly expensive MRI scans elsewhere. Singh and Institute for Justice attorney Josh Windham discussed the suit during…

  • Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act fails to account for capitalism

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 799: A leading Democratic U.S. senator is promoting legislation dubbed the Accountable Capitalism Act. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, highlights flaws in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal. Cordato explains that capitalism already holds businesses accountable without government intrusion.

  • Winston-Salem surgeon challenges N.C. certificate-of-need restrictions

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 799: A Winston-Salem surgeon is challenging state certificate-of-need restrictions that block him from buying an MRI machine. Dr. Gajendra Singh says the machine would help him provide MRI services for patients at a lower price than they would pay at a nearby hospital.