They say people vote with their feet. If that’s the case, the steady increase of students into local charter schools and home schools should not go unnoticed – by educators or taxpayers.
There’s no such thing as a “free” lunch. Similarly, funds from the Federal government are not “free” either. Strings attached such as matching requirements and maintenance of effort impose steep additional costs on states accepting federal dollars.
Packed with informative graphs and charts, the book is separated into three parts: North Carolina Before, The New North Carolina, and What’s Next for North Carolina?
In the face of defeat, claim victory anyway. That’s what state bureaucrats in charge of meddling with North Carolina’s economy are doing in light of a recent report that suggests their meddling has produced dismal results. A recent WRAL article examines the track record of two of NC’s largest crony capitalist…
Conservatives seeking inspiration, guidance, and perhaps a few words of caution can find all that in “Conservative Heroes,” the latest book from Raleigh businessman and author Garland S. Tucker III.
One other issue that should be addressed is North Carolina’s harmful Certificate of Need (CON) law. CON laws essentially force medical providers to ask permission from a state board of bureaucrats before expanding an existing facility, opening a new facility or adding certain types of equipment.
The 2015 budget includes far too many items that Civitas has highlighted as wasteful and outside the scope of core government services. And some are just blatant examples of legislators bringing home “the bacon” to their home districts – using state tax dollars.
The FY 2015-16 North Carolina state budget has finally been finalized. Was it worth the wait? Rather than wading through 400 pages of text, you can read here about the ten most interesting and important aspects of the budget in this article.
After nearly eight months of lengthy and heated discussion, Republican leaders in the North Carolina Senate and House have come to a consensus on a $21.7 billion state budget for the next two years. Since education comprises the single biggest item in the state budget, there is a lot of…
Television programming by no means can fit into a sensible person’s definition of “core services” of government. UNC-TV has been supported by roughly $9 million of taxpayer funds per year in the last few years.