nc policy watch

NC lawmakers take a one-sided look at fracking

November 21, 2011 - Several North Carolina legislators are in Pennsylvania today for a fact-finding mission about the controversial natural-gas drilling method known as fracking -- and their tour guide is Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation's largest fracking companies.

How insurance companies view health problems

January 27, 2006 - In what passes for "the health care debate" in this country -- the only wealthy nation that doesn't attempt some form of universal care -- many states are forming commissions and holding hearings into how to face the two key issues of health policy: rising costs and declining coverage.

Triangle Event: Challenging the Jobs Scam

August 8, 2005 - Each year, cash-strapped state and local governments shovel over $50 billion worth of tax breaks, free or low-cost land, and other "recruitment incentives" to corporations who promise to locate or expand in their area.