NC SPIN Posts by John Hood






Insist on work for aid.

If North Carolina insists on expanding Medicaid they should at least insist on enforceable work requirements for new Medicaid recipients.    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 26, 2019

Uncertain policy has economic cost.

When people can’t predict with at least some degree of confidence what economic policies their government will follow, they often delay consequential decisions and park their resources in safer, lower-yielding investments. Lawmakers should seek consensus, simplicity and predictability in making economic policy changes    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 26, 2019


State leaders to debate healthcare.

Our political process is under tremendous pressure, no question. In North Carolina and beyond, politics has been overly coarsened, polarized, and trivialized. But the system isn’t irreparably broken.    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 18, 2019




Reform should accompany new districts

Each political party has historical reasons to be skeptical of the other’s intentions. Now is the moment to come together for the good of North Carolina. since no one knows who will controll the legislature after the 2020 elections.    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 12, 2019