John Locke Foundation

Educational Freedom Works

John Hood and Dr. Terry Stoops
May 20, 2014

Policies that facilitate private school choice and competition have been studied more extensively by academic researchers than many other reforms—127 times, by our count, since

First, Stop the Bleeding: Getting North Carolina Out of Its Unemployment Insurance Crisis

John Locke Foundation
January 13, 2012

The many nuances of the UI system mean that without a brief explanation one may struggle to understand the severity of the current scenario or the basis for disparities across states.

Budget Basics: Sustaining the Present, Preserving the Future

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

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