Terry Stoops on Gov. McCrory's teacher pay plan; legislators debate how privilege taxes imposed by local governments; Charlie Helms on collecting N.C. taxes; Mark Cares on working in shale oil industry; Sarah Curry on possible regulation of wood stovesAdd This
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Mar 07, 2014 07:15 PM
The John Locke Foundation’s research staff spent the afternoon briefing candidates who are preparing for this year’s elections in North Carolina. Topics included taxes, government spending, health care, regulation, K-12 education, and the role of the N.C. Constitution. Click play below to watch the 103-minute formal briefing session. To watch individual portions of the session,Continue Reading
Mar 07, 2014 12:51 PM
The N.C. Supreme Court has split into three groups in a Mecklenburg County identity theft case involving two defendants. The majority opinion authored by Justice Barbara Jackson affirms a ruling from the N.C. Court of Appeals. That appellate ruling has two parts. First, one defendant is guilty of identity theft. Second, indictments must be thrownContinue Reading
Mar 07, 2014 11:33 AM
State Senator Martin Nesbitt, a veteran lawmaker from the Asheville area, died Thursday. He was 67. His death came 10 days after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Senator Nesbitt was first seated in the North Carolina legislature in 1979. He was appointed to replace his late mother, Representative Mary Nesbitt, and served until hisContinue Reading
Mar 06, 2014
Local governments are far too willing to believe ridiculous hype and outsized promises from economic developers.
Feb 27, 2014
Uncompetitive legislative districts leave voters powerless to choose their representatives.
Feb 20, 2014
The Obamacare replacement plan from Sens. Burr, Coburn, and Hatch would repeal the disastrous health care law and replace it with consumer-friendly reforms.
Sep 06, 2012
The N&O buries the one moment of real drama at the Democratic National Convention.
Mar 21, 2012
The world's media found the neo-Nazi meme in stories about the school shooting in France just too enticing.
Jan 16, 2012
In a Sunday piece, <i>The Charlotte Observer</i> employs all the steps used by the mainstream media to mislead readers.