Category: Business and Regulations

  • Hudson-sponsored concealed carry bill heads to Senate

    U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, passionately urged his colleagues Wednesday to pass major Second Amendment legislation allowing concealed carry permit holders to transport weapons across state lines without fear of prosecution. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity…

  • N.C. State’s Walden projects state economic picture for 2050

    Many of us wonder what lies ahead for the North Carolina economy next year. N.C. State professor Michael Walden wants to know what’s going to happen in 30 years. That’s why he titled his latest book North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050. Walden shared…

  • FLASHBACK: Tax cuts are not self-financing

    Editor’s note: This Daily Journal by John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood originally ran here May 30, 2017. We are running it again in response to a story,”What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country,” published Sunday in The Washington Post. North Carolina Republicans…

  • Hudson says concealed-carry bill gaining momentum

    North Carolina resident Brian Fletcher, a utility tower climber, took a crew to Trenton, N.J., in June 2015 to help with storm-related emergency repairs. A police officer approached him while he was in a parking lot awaiting a work order, and Fletcher followed concealed carry protocol: He told…

  • Q&A: Charlotte-based makeup artist challenges N.C. licensing law 

    Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani wanted to open a makeup artistry school, but the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners wouldn’t allow it unless she agreed to teach esthetics and bought thousands of dollars of unrelated equipment. Now, along with the Institute for Justice, Bukvic-Bhayani is suing the board. Carolina Journal Associate Editor Lindsay Marchello sat…

  • North Carolina not smiling on happy hours

    While I don’t consider myself an expert on North Carolina’s laws governing alcohol, I do think I’m pretty well informed. But the other day I learned something I probably should have known, considering my research on the subject. No bar, grill, brasserie, bistro, or…

  • Next Farm Bill could target aggressive ag regulations

    Federal environmental regulations are battering farmers, and public policy research analyst Darren Bakst believes there is a mechanism to address the plight. It’s the next version of the federal Farm Bill, now in its early stages, said Bakst, a former John Locke Foundation researcher now with…