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N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“Today, I want to tell North Carolinians that in order to ease restrictions we need to make progress in three areas: testing, tracing, and trends,” Gov. Roy Cooper said during his Wednesday, April 15, news conference.
“Today, I want to tell North Carolinians that in order to ease restrictions we need to make progress in three areas: testing, tracing, and trends,” Gov. Roy Cooper said during his Wednesday, April 15, news conference.
 
On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency.
On Friday, March 20, 2020, State Treasurer Dale Folwell announced his intention to rescue the State Health Plan with price transparency.
 
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the University of North Carolina System over transparency issues hope their case will pave the way for greater openness and accountability at UNC.
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the University of North Carolina System over transparency issues hope their case will pave the way for greater openness and accountability at UNC.
 
The University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors has a transparency problem. Again.
 
Remarks by President Trump on Honesty and Transparency in Healthcare Prices
 
President Donald J. Trump is taking bold action to give patients the information they need to find high-value care.
President Donald J. Trump is taking bold action to give patients the information they need to find high-value care.
 
Public colleges spend public money, but college officials are reluctant to make information about their budgets easy to understand.
 
Health care legislation or health care reform often consists of new regulations or new restrictions on what a patient can do or how they access care.
Health care legislation or health care reform often consists of new regulations or new restrictions on what a patient can do or how they access care.
 
Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First
 
John Bussian is the principal of the Bussian Law Firm, which specializes in media litigation and has long been a national leader in defending the First Amendment.
John Bussian is the principal of the Bussian Law Firm, which specializes in media litigation and has long been a national leader in defending the First Amendment.
 
This week is National Sunshine Week, celebrated to encourage governmental transparency on every level.
 
The North Carolina General Assembly lags behind most other states as one of seven state governments that doesn't offer video of any legislative sessions or committees
The North Carolina General Assembly lags behind most other states as one of seven state governments that doesn't offer video of any legislative sessions or committees
 
North Carolina State University is the latest university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute
North Carolina State University is the latest university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute
 
To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely.
To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely.
 
According to an Associated Press analysis, the Obama Administration, led by a president who claimed in 2013 that it was “the most transparent administration in history,” spent a record amount of money to defend its refusal to release federal records under the Freedom of Information Act
According to an Associated Press analysis, the Obama Administration, led by a president who claimed in 2013 that it was “the most transparent administration in history,” spent a record amount of money to defend its refusal to release federal records under the Freedom of Information Act
 
Today under Governor Roy Cooper's direction, Democrat appointees on the new State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement have chosen to reject transparency
Today under Governor Roy Cooper's direction, Democrat appointees on the new State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement have chosen to reject transparency
 
This week was Sunshine Week, not that we saw a lot of it, either meteorologically or metaphorically. What we got for the start of the week was dark clouds, some wind and even snow. Some might say it was symbolic of a week designated to shine the light on the need for open government
This week was Sunshine Week, not that we saw a lot of it, either meteorologically or metaphorically. What we got for the start of the week was dark clouds, some wind and even snow. Some might say it was symbolic of a week designated to shine the light on the need for open government
 
It seems like all public officials celebrate transparency, until it applies to them
It seems like all public officials celebrate transparency, until it applies to them
 
Mark Martin envisions virtual courts to handle some cases; says attorneys should offer more volunteer services to low-income residents
Mark Martin envisions virtual courts to handle some cases; says attorneys should offer more volunteer services to low-income residents
 
Police-involved shootings have grabbed headlines this year. That's led to a call for more officers to wear body cameras
Police-involved shootings have grabbed headlines this year. That's led to a call for more officers to wear body cameras
 
Governor Pat McCrory issues statement on the release of the Charlotte police video...
 
A federal bill that would require colleges and universities to provide applicants information about the costs and returns of higher education was approved on Monday by the U.S. House of Representatives.
A federal bill that would require colleges and universities to provide applicants information about the costs and returns of higher education was approved on Monday by the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry, sheriffs, police chiefs, capitol police, highway patrol troopers, and legislators today to sign legislation that promotes transparency while protecting law enforcement officers, victims and the community
Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry, sheriffs, police chiefs, capitol police, highway patrol troopers, and legislators today to sign legislation that promotes transparency while protecting law enforcement officers, victims and the community
 
A bill that would increase access to information about the costs, benefits, and consequences of college degrees available in North Carolina passed the state House on Wednesday by a vote of 101-16 and has been placed on Monday's Senate calendar
A bill that would increase access to information about the costs, benefits, and consequences of college degrees available in North Carolina passed the state House on Wednesday by a vote of 101-16 and has been placed on Monday's Senate calendar
 
A House committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would require the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority to inform college applicants about the possible outcomes of a degree at any of the state's public or private colleges and universities
A House committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would require the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority to inform college applicants about the possible outcomes of a degree at any of the state's public or private colleges and universities
 
Last night, Congressman Jones voted for H.R. 3662, The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. The bill passed the House 246 to 181 and now awaits further consideration in the Senate.
Last night, Congressman Jones voted for H.R. 3662, The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. The bill passed the House 246 to 181 and now awaits further consideration in the Senate.
 
Regulation costs already reach at least $3.1 billion annually in North Carolina and might stretch to as much as $25 billion. A new John Locke Foundation Policy Report focuses on a tool designed to "rein in" state regulatory overreach.
Regulation costs already reach at least $3.1 billion annually in North Carolina and might stretch to as much as $25 billion. A new John Locke Foundation Policy Report focuses on a tool designed to "rein in" state regulatory overreach.
 
Today Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) joined his colleague Congressman Don Young of Alaska in cosponsoring H.R. 330, the Marine Access and State Transparency (MAST) Act.
Today Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) joined his colleague Congressman Don Young of Alaska in cosponsoring H.R. 330, the Marine Access and State Transparency (MAST) Act.
 
After an 80-day extension costing taxpayers well over $1 million, the North Carolina House and Senate chambers have finally reached a tentative budget agreement with a price tag of roughly $22 billion - a fiscally conservative budget considering that spending increased by only 3.1 percent which...
After an 80-day extension costing taxpayers well over $1 million, the North Carolina House and Senate chambers have finally reached a tentative budget agreement with a price tag of roughly $22 billion - a fiscally conservative budget considering that spending increased by only 3.1 percent which...
 
In 2008-2009, a legal battle took place in Guildford County Superior Court over whether third-party investigations into city police department are subject to our state's public records law. The issue is one of great importance for advocates of government transparency, as citizens have a right to...
In 2008-2009, a legal battle took place in Guildford County Superior Court over whether third-party investigations into city police department are subject to our state's public records law. The issue is one of great importance for advocates of government transparency, as citizens have a right to...
 
There are some really good things on the table as the budget conferees discuss, debate, compromise, and finalize North Carolina's government spending for the next two years
There are some really good things on the table as the budget conferees discuss, debate, compromise, and finalize North Carolina's government spending for the next two years
 
N.C. counties entered into incentives contracts totaling nearly $284 million from 2009 to 2014, according to a first-of-its-kind John Locke Foundation Policy Report compiling statewide local incentives data. The report shows actual incentives payments totaled $144 million over the same five-year per
N.C. counties entered into incentives contracts totaling nearly $284 million from 2009 to 2014, according to a first-of-its-kind John Locke Foundation Policy Report compiling statewide local incentives data. The report shows actual incentives payments totaled $144 million over the same five-year per
 
This administration is a champion of transparency and fair and legitimate news gathering. Fulfilling records requests is vital part of meeting those goals.
This administration is a champion of transparency and fair and legitimate news gathering. Fulfilling records requests is vital part of meeting those goals.
 
Concerns about the costs of a fiscal transparency measure in the Senate budget raised by local governments and some McCrory administration officials are misplaced, says Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, who introduced the plan.
Concerns about the costs of a fiscal transparency measure in the Senate budget raised by local governments and some McCrory administration officials are misplaced, says Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, who introduced the plan.
 
UNC Board of Governors meetings are hard to navigate for the uninitiated, such as a member of the public.
 
While Obamacare continues to flood the health care sector with more taxes and mandates, it's simultaneously driving insurers and health care providers to increase price transparency. Because the law's pricey regulations are either driving employers to push more benefit cost sharing onto employees...
While Obamacare continues to flood the health care sector with more taxes and mandates, it's simultaneously driving insurers and health care providers to increase price transparency. Because the law's pricey regulations are either driving employers to push more benefit cost sharing onto employees...
 
It's a pleasure to announce that Jenna A. Robinson, currently director of outreach for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, is about to become our new president. I am retiring, and my last day will be Friday, Feb. 13. I am joining the board of the Pope Center as vice-chairman.
It's a pleasure to announce that Jenna A. Robinson, currently director of outreach for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, is about to become our new president. I am retiring, and my last day will be Friday, Feb. 13. I am joining the board of the Pope Center as vice-chairman.
 
It's now been one month since Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina went public with its health care cost estimator tool. Regardless of whether you have a BCBS card, anyone can now compare average costs for more than 1,200 procedures in just about any zip code across the state...
It's now been one month since Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina went public with its health care cost estimator tool. Regardless of whether you have a BCBS card, anyone can now compare average costs for more than 1,200 procedures in just about any zip code across the state...
 
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after signing charter school legislation into law.
 
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