• Short Session May Consider Legalizing Medicinal Pot

    A Charlotte-area state representative says making medical marijuana available for people suffering from terminal illnesses would bolster the General Assembly’s recent record of crafting policies that show compassion for seriously ill patients. “We passed two bills dealing with CBD oil that were driven by compassion,” said Rep. Kelly Alexander, D-Mecklenburg, of the…

  • JLF Analysts Critique Alexander Tax Plan

    RALEIGH – Alexander County commissioners could free almost $5.3 million for high-priority county government functions, without raising tax rates. That’s the message in a new John Locke Foundation Regional Brief. Alexander voters will consider a proposed sales tax hike Jan. 8.