• Finding common ground may elude 2017 General Assembly

    Perhaps the biggest task facing a Republican-controlled General Assembly when it returns from a two-week hiatus Wednesday is finding common ground with a new Democratic governor, and vice versa. That’s a significant challenge, considering the contentious nature of last year’s special sessions and the flurry of lawsuits that followed. Lawmakers…

  • Let’s start 2017 by promoting ideas that benefit all

    Lawsuits. Veto threats. Power grabs. Protests. My rights, his rights. No one’s right. What a way to end 2016. Recovering from one of most contentious elections and a special session of the General Assembly tarnished by constitutional challenges, most North Carolinians are left asking, can’t we all just get…

  • Defense of freedom continues in 2017

    Regardless of the election results, on Wednesday all of us at the John Locke Foundation will come to work with the same goal we’ve had since the doors opened in 1990: Restraining government to its core, constitutional functions and enacting policies that expand freedom and opportunity for North Carolinians. Here…

  • NTU’s Brandon Arnold discusses tax reform prospects in 2016

    Brandon Arnold, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union, assesses the likelihood of federal tax reform in 2016. Arnold offered these comments during a Nov. 16, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

  • ALEC’s Jonathan Williams assesses N.C.’s ‘Rich States, Poor States’ ranking

    Jonathan Williams, vice president for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council, discusses the impact of North Carolina’s tax reforms on the state’s ranking in ALEC’s “Rich States, Poor States” report. Williams offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 647).