Fight to keep legal notices in newspapers over — for now

Off and on this past legislative session, we’ve written about the battle to keep public notices in newspapers. It has seemed that every year, for a while, there’s been an effort by certain municipalities to be relieved of the requirement to publish notices anywhere else other...

Red herring argument disguised as pink flamingos

by Victoria Wakefield Last week, Progress N.C. turned the front yard of the N.C. General Assembly into a plastic pink flamingo zoo. Why? According to the people assembling the classic lawn ornaments outside of the Legislative Office Building, the liberal group’s efforts were to...

Political spin can’t hide flaws in tax deal

by Alexandra Sirota The political spinning began even before the ink had dried on the final tax deal between North Carolina House and Senate leaders and Gov. McCrory, with some supporters inside and outside the legislature backing away from earlier claims that everyone would...

Growth strategy backed by research

by John Hood When you hear politicians utter the phrase “economists say,” be skeptical. There may well be economists who agree with their particular policy idea, but economists and other social scientists don’t speak with one voice. There are many differences of opinion,...