John Locke Foundation

Budget Basics: Sustaining the Present, Preserving the Future

Sarah Curry
August 26, 2013

This spotlight from JLF, contends that the budget for North Carolina's General Fund spending totals $20.6 billion for fiscal year 2013-14, is only a 2.5 percent increase from the previous yea

N.C. Rejects Exchange, Medicaid Expansion

Dan Way
March 1, 2013

In this March 2013 front page issue of the Carolina Journal, Dan Way reports that the legislature sent a bill to NC Governor Pay McCrory to ban Medicaid expansion and to not participate in the heal

Lessons Learned: How the Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina Avoids Kentucky’s Medicaid Reform Mistakes

Jonathan Ingram, and Katherine Restrepo
July 15, 2013

In this document from the John Locke Foundation, the authors argue that in 2011, Kentucky transitioned to a statewide Medicaid managed care program.

The Corporate Income Tax: Repeal, Not Reform

Roy Cordato
November 8, 2011

A good deal of discussion of late has centered on reforming North Carolina’s tax code, and that is a good thing.

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

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