GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds

BY: - September 19, 2022

North Carolina’s Dale Folwell is among a group of Republicans that eschew socially conscious investment strategies Republicans in state capitals across the country are targeting an investing concept known as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, or ESG for short. Describing these investment criteria as “woke” and “misguided activism,” GOP officials argue that by taking […]


Rick Glazier: NCGA’s “never mind” budget lacking — fails, hurts North Carolina

BY: - May 27, 2016

Rick Glazier, Executive director of the North Carolina Justice Center, wrote an editorial that appeared in the News and Observer yesterday saying the budget from N.C. legislators falls short of not only meeting the needs of the state but also departs from a history of commitment to public investments like the state’s university system and […]


Noted economist: For true ‘Carolina Comeback’ North Carolina must focus on investments (video)

BY: - January 28, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory and other state leaders continue to tout the Carolina Comeback, their name for the economic recovery in the state. But the numbers tell a different story with workers earning less and many people in rural counties unable to find a job at all. Economist Jared Bernstein, a Senior Fellow at the Center […]