NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

School closures were a big mistake

I understood why officials closed public schools for the final three months of the 2019-20 academic year. Failing to reopen them fully for 2020-21 was, however, indefensible.    Read More

by John Hood   |   October 14, 2021

Yes, government can be shrunk

The budget deal that leaders of the state house and senate have struck will set General Fund spending for the 2021-22 fiscal year at just over 4.5% of North Carolina’s gross domestic product.    Read More

by John Hood   |   October 14, 2021

There is no free ride

The gap between projected revenues and expected highways expenses is projected by DOT to be about $7 billion. Policymakers need to attack both variables.    Read More

by John Hood   |   October 7, 2021

Biden decline prompts three questions

if Biden remains unpopular a year from now, can North Carolina Democrats avert electoral calamity by avoiding the party’s national brand and clinging more tightly to Gov. Roy Cooper?    Read More

by John Hood   |   September 30, 2021