Tag:charlotte

  • Mirror, Mirror

    The best tax is the one that maximizes public knowledge about government and thus minimizes wasteful spending.

  • Charlotte Principals Given New Freedom Under Decentralization

    CHARLOTTE — Thanks to a program introduced by Superintendent Peter Gorman, some principals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system are being freed from the burden of centralized management. Armed with innovation and frontline knowledge of each school’s challenges, these principals are using their judgment — and not that of district middle…

  • Back to School

    CHARLOTTE — If buying a car, understanding your child’s text speak, or identifying predatory lending practices are not your strong points, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system has some news for you: Class is in session. In its second semester, Parent University is CMS’s effort to educate parents about kid- and grownup…

  • Fat CATS

    CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Area Transit system will scale back some routes in an attempt to counter three major decreases in funding, department officials said in January. Though buses will take the brunt of the reduction, the new light-rail train system also will be cut during peak hours. All told,…

  • JLF adjunct scholar David Hartgen discusses transportation logrolling with PBS

    David Hartgen, emeritus professor of transportation studies at UNC-Charlotte and John Locke Foundation adjunct scholar, outlines a key problem with taxpayer-funded state transportation projects: logrolling among members of the N.C. Board of Transportation. Hartgen offered these comments during an appearance on the PBS program “Now.”…