John Locke Foundation

Direct Primary Care: Restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Katherine Restrepo
February 11, 2016

The John Locke Foundation's policy brief on direct primary care. Description provided by JLF:

Certified ‘Green’ Schools: Savings & Benefits Fail To Materialize In North Carolina

February 23, 2016

Study shows, despite spending millions of dollars in energy efficiency upgrades, North Carolina School Districts efforts to go green have failed.

Health Savings Accounts: Consumer-Driven Health Care for North Carolina Public Employees and Teachers

Michael Debow
November 1, 2005

HSAs are a form of medical savings account, similar to the now-familiar IRAs.

Renewable Energy Lobby's report for fog than light

Jon Sanders
June 4, 2015

Three of the four drivers of higher electricity costs in North Carolina are because of the state’s renewable energy mandates.

Certified: The Need to Repeal CON: Counter to Their Intent, Certificate of Need Laws Raise Health Care Costs

Jon Sanders
October 30, 2013

Certificate of Need (CON) laws use central planning to try to reduce health care costs by keeping health care facilities from buying too much equipment, building too much capacity, and adding

North Carolina’s Capital Gains Tax: It’s Time to Consider a Change

September 15, 2014

This policy paper by John Locke Foundation Vice President of Resarch Roy Cordato explains the effects of North Carolina's recent tax reforms, as well as the implications and imperatives of further

Chemicals in Fracking Fluids

Jon Sanders
August 28, 2014

Since the 1940s, over a million wells have used hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- safely.

North Carolina State Budget Overview: Teacher Compensation and Medicaid Drive the 2014-15 Budget

August 20, 2014

In fiscal year 2014-15, North Carolina's General Fund budget rose by 2.2 percent, to $21.1 billion.

An Occupancy Tax Increase?

August 14, 2014
In 1983, the first occupancy taxes were approved in North Carolina.

An Occupancy Tax Increase? Haywood County already has a million dollars annually from existing tax

April 28, 2014

Local and state officials from Haywood County have proposed a resolution that would increase the county’s occupancy tax by 50 percent.  Any increase in the tax rate should be put forward

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