John Locke Foundation

N.C.'s Film Tax Incentives

Jon Sanders
July 18, 2012

State film incentives programs are the feel-good production of the year, or so state economic boosters would have you believe.

North Carolina’s Beach Plan: Who pays for Coastal Property Insurance?

December 1, 2008

North Carolina’s little-known Beach Plan imposes an enormous fiscal liability on the state.

Virtually Irrelevant: How Certification Rules Impede the Growth of Virtual Schools

Terry Stoops
July 6, 2011

Teacher-certification requirements are among the most onerous rules enforced by state education agencies and have the potential seriously to limit the scope, quality, and accessibility of virt

Certificate-of-Need Laws: It's Time for Repeal

Dr. Roy Cordato
November 28, 2005

This report on certificate-of-need regulation is the first in a series of annual research papers from the John Locke Foundation devoted to explaining the principles of free markets and

Carve the Medicaid Turkey: State Should Eliminate County Share of Medicaid in Five Years

Joseph Coletti
November 21, 2005

North Carolina is the only state in which counties pay a fixed percentage of Medicaid costs.  Counties have no control over how they spend up to 15 percent of their general fund bu

State Environmental Regulators On The Hot Seat

Richard Wagner
May 1, 2004

In this news article by Carolina Journal editor Richard Wagner, he details the problems with state environmental regulations vis-a-vis state regulations and federal regulations:  some

Solving the Medicaid Puzzle: Strategies for State Entitlement Reform

John Hood
October 1, 1997

Surveying the cost explosion and other problems facing Medicaid, many state and federal lawmakers have turned to managed care as a way to rein in expenses.  This is not surprising.

To Expand Children's Insurance Coverage

John Hood
February 1, 1999

Most people think that America's welfare state is shrinking.  The number of families on cash assistance has been declining for years in most states, dropping by nearly 40% from 199

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