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Rural-urban divide rears its head in sales tax debate

Rural-urban divide rears its head in sales tax debate

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker and Cullen Browder, WRAL, July 23, 2014. The Senate has given tentative approval to a package of sales tax and economic development changes, but not before laying bare simmering resentments between senators from rural and urban areas. Much of the bill concerns giving the Commerce Department new ways to lure businesses. For […]

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Forbes: Raleigh is ‘best place’ for business, careers

Forbes: Raleigh is ‘best place’ for business, careers

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by WRAL Techwire, July 23, 2014. Raleigh vaults to No. 1 from No. 3 a year ago on the latest “Best Places for Business and Careers” report from Forbes magazine. The 16th annual survey cites lower business costs, the broad level of advanced education and the presence of tech hub RTP as key factors in […]

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Study: Charter schools get better results for less money

Study: Charter schools get better results for less money

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer, July 24, 2014. Students in N.C. charter schools earned higher reading and math scores in 2011 than their counterparts in traditional public schools,  while the charter schools got less money for doing it,  according to a new study from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform. The latest study, […]

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“November Election” – Joe Stewart

“November Election” – Joe Stewart

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC Free Enterprise Foundation. In this video Stewart speaks on November elections.

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After Spin – 07/20/14 – “Lifting Restrictions On Guest Workers”

After Spin – 07/20/14 – “Lifting Restrictions On Guest Workers”

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

This After SPIN! Video from July 20 program: Recently a number of North Carolina business leaders called upon Congress to lift the restrictions on guest workers and break the Tea Party stranglehold on immigration reform. Gene Arnold shares his thoughts of their actions.

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