NC SPIN Posts by John Hood

Spend now, reap benefits later

While it makes sense to finance some long-lived assets with borrowing but during periods when construction costs are surging paying cash has benefits, too.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 20, 2023

Sweat the details on teacher pay.

In times of soaring prices, strong revenue collections, tight labor markets, and persistent vacancies in key teaching positions, North Carolina ought to enact big teacher pay increases.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 13, 2023

Blue Cross bill makes good sense

Blue Cross is the dominant player in North Carolina’s market for private health plans. Indeed, it’s the only insurer selling policies in all 100 counties. House Bill 346 would permit it to reorganize as a nonprofit holding company.    Read More

by John Hood   |   April 6, 2023

Democrats face headwinds on top issues

A recent High Point University poll asked 793 registered voters to rank issues in order of importance. They were school safety, inflation, education, health care, law enforcement, supporting veterans, opioids, job creation, voting integrity, and taxes.    Read More

by John Hood   |   March 30, 2023