Tag:North Carolina

  • Scholarship program is a worthwhile investment 

    Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found “large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina.”    Their working paper is actually the fourth published analysis of the…

  • Note to lawmakers: Don’t mess things up 

    Starting in 2011, North Carolina lawmakers have implemented transformational changes resulting in a strong and growing economy. More people are working, more opportunities are available, and a streamlined, more efficient state government is treating residents more fairly and equitably.    We’ve come a long way. Don’t mess it up.   Faced with a $2.6 billion shortfall in 2011, legislative leadership…

  • Constitution Party gets place on N.C. ballot

    Voters will see another minority party on North Carolina’s ballot. The Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement unanimously voted Wednesday, June 6, to officially recognize the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party joins the Green Party and the Libertarian…

  • America on the verge of becoming energy independent, Trump official says

    America is poised to become energy independent, and its allies abroad will share the economic and geopolitical benefits, a key Trump administration official says. Dan Brouillette, Department of Energy deputy secretary, made the case for free-market energy solutions, and President Donald Trump’s policy decisions Friday,…

  • Emotions flare as teacher walkout nears

    Supporters and critics of a planned teacher rally haven’t been shy in sharing their opinions about the intent of eventual outcomes surrounding the event. Hundreds of schools prepare to close so teachers can attend the North Carolina Association of Educators’ event in Raleigh on Wednesday, May…