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“The Demographics” – Joe Stewart

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Demographics” – Joe Stewart

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

After Spin – 07/20/14 – “Why Earned Income Tax Credit Should Be Reinstated”

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
After Spin – 07/20/14 – “Why Earned Income Tax Credit Should Be Reinstated”

This After SPIN! Video from July 20 program: Chris gives insight on why earned income tax credit should be reinstated.

Tax proposal would put local governments between a rock and a hard place

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tax proposal would put local governments between a rock and a hard place

by Tazra Mitchell, NC Budget and Tax Center, July 21, 2014. Plans to finance both public education and transit at the local level would be stopped in their tracks under the version of legislation (House Bill 1224) that emerged from the state Senate Finance Committee this past week. The bill not only places a hard […]

What’s the plan on incentives?

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
What’s the plan on incentives?

by Patrick Gannon, Capitol Press Association, The Insider, July 21, 2014. For a couple of years now, we’ve heard that the Republicans who control the General Assembly want to stop “picking winners and losers” and eliminate as many of the tax credits, loopholes, special exemptions and other incentives as possible from the state’s tax code. […]

State taxpayers taken for a ride

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
State taxpayers taken for a ride

Editorial by Burlington Times-News, July 21, 2014. Ever wonder about all the nooks and crannies where your tax dollars go? Here’s one a lot of people don’t even know about. It will likely have you scratching your head about the twisted logic the folks in Raleigh have about spending your money. Folks in Washington, too. […]

64 and 48

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
64 and 48

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, July 21, 2014. They’re not highway numbers, or ages. They are the two big numbers driving North Carolina’s education debate this year.   When you take an eight-miles-high view of the legislature, setting aside the partisan debates and vitriol, the most striking thing is that Republicans are arguing this […]

No unity found in Common Core

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
No unity found in Common Core

Editorial by Jacksonville Daily News, July 21, 2014. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. The cream of America’s policy and education establishment came together with unprecedented swiftness to unify around the Common Core educational standards. It was expected that the American people — and elected officials — would follow suit. Instead, Common Core has […]

Energy needn’t be a source of pollution

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Energy needn’t be a source of pollution

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, July 21, 2014. Who wants a fuel-prospecting operation or power plant in the neighborhood? Sure, a lot of money can be made with fracking – if they find anything – but no one disputes that pumping water deep into the ground is a dirty business. The White House has authorized a […]

McCrory appeals to Senators to back off on Medicaid

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
McCrory appeals to Senators to back off on Medicaid

by Doug Clark, Greensboro News-Record, July 21, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory is on his way from Greensboro to Raleigh to try to head off the Senate’s Medicaid reorganization plan. In an interview with N&R editors and reporters, the governor said the Senate offers a “fair argument” for a managed-care structure, but he strenuously objects to the creation of […]

Support House Medicaid plan

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Support House Medicaid plan

by Dr, Conrad Flick, published in News and Observer, July 22, 2014. I am a family physician who has practiced full time in Wake County for over 20 years. Over the past 16 months, a tremendous amount of hard work has gone into a Medicaid reform plan that is good for taxpayers, patients and providers. […]