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Generation Opportunity Breaks Down the 2017-2018 North Carolina State Budget Compromise

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North Carolina legislature conferees earlier this week unveiled their $23 billion budget agreement for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which included pro-growth tax relief and responsible spending levels that will help grow the economy.  The compromise budget also included significant cuts to wasteful corporate welfare programs, and long-overdue “raise the age”…

Why the Feds Are to Blame for Rising Student Tuition Costs

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Last month, thousands of students graduated from colleges and universities across the country. But while they now move on from campus life, many of them won’t be able to escape the massive amounts of student loan debt they’ve contracted. As the price of a college education continues to skyrocket, students…

This State Needed Criminal Justice Reform More Than Any Other. Now It’s Here.

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For years, Louisiana has held the distinction of being the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Thanks to a bipartisan criminal justice reform package just signed into law, that may soon change. Lousiana’s “Justice Reinvestment” laws will streamline penalties,…

Live in Oregon? Don’t Do Math Without State Permission!

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All Mats Jarlstrom wanted to do was explain why Oregon’s yellow lights weren’t long enough. After his wife got a ticket from a red-light camera in 2013, Jarlstrom looked at the formula the state uses for calculating yellow light lengths and decided it was incomplete. In his spare time, he came…