Print Editions

  • Volume 14, Number 1 – January 2005

    Cover • Charlotte has, for the fifth year in a row, shown up in the John Locke Foundation’s By The Numbers report with the highest per-capita tax burden of cities in North Carolina. But that isn’t stopping public officials from raising it more to pay for arts projects. Page 1…

  • Volume 13, Number 12 – December 2004

    Cover • The best prospect for a solution to North Carolina’s medical liability “crisis” may be to wait and see whether President Bush will be able to force some action out of Congress. Page 1 North Carolina • Federal documents indicate that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Currituck-to-Corolla passenger ferry service that…

  • Volume 13, Number 11 – November 2004

    Cover • As of August, 21 states, including North Carolina, have passed legislation that brings their sales and use tax laws into alignment with each other, so merchants in their states can collect levies on purchases made via the Internet. Page 1 North Carolina • A federal indictment of former U.S. Rep.

  • Volume 13, Number 10 – October 2004

    Cover • When North Carolina voters head to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked to approve a change in the state Constitution that would radically alter how localities approach economic development. Page 1 North Carolina • The North Carolina Republican Party in August endorsed Raleigh lawyer Paul…

  • Volume 11, Number 9 – September 2004

    Cover • Before it adjourned its short session, the General Assembly created a commission that will do something that previously happened rarely—the commission will sell and lease surplus state property. The first property to be returned to the private sector is on Raleigh’s historic Blount Street. Page 1 North Carolina…

  • Volume 11, Number 8 – August 2004

    Cover • The battle over property rights, rather than the environment, might prove to be the biggest challenge facing the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field. Meanwhile, in Onslow County, residents around Camp Lejeune contend with constant military exercises. Page 1 North Carolina • An administrator for a taxpayer-supported association characterized Rep.

  • Volume 11, Number 7 – July 2004

    Cover • Disagreement over accountability for North Carolina’s information resources systems has created friction between the existing oversight panel and Gov. Mike Easley’s budget director. Page 1 North Carolina • Onerous urban planning is driving former Portland, Ore. residents across the Columbia River into Vancouver, Wash., according to a community…

  • Volume 11, Number 6 – June 2004

    Cover • A workshop conducted in late March, led by experts in getting economic development incentives from state and local governments, shows that large companies are now banding together to learn how to extract as much public money as possible from elected officials. Page 1 North Carolina • After originally…

  • Volume 11, Number 5 – May 2004

    Cover • When Gov. Mike Easley introduced his proposed biennial budget last year, he asked for spending limits, and was ignored. After four years of budget deficits and raising taxes, is it finally time for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights in North Carolina? Page 1 North Carolina • The air…

  • Volume 11, Number 4 – April 2004

    Cover • No matter how North Carolina slices them, “targeted economic incentives” — such as the $534 million package offered to Boeing to start a new plant at the Global TransPark in Kinston — discriminate against companies already doing business in the state, both supporters and opponents of the inducements…