NC Spin Articles



Bi-Partisan or Bust

Senate President Pro Tem is out of the gate with tax reform. He is calling for reduction, possible elimination, of personal and corporate income taxes and increases in consumption taxes that would...    Read More

January 18, 2013



Tax Reform: Who gets handed the bucket?

My first boss in politics was Lauch Faircloth and he had a very true saying, "never buy anything on the excitement plan." We may want to take the same approach with tax reform. It sounds good. It...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   January 18, 2013



Berger’s revealing bluster

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger met with members of the media Wednesday to discuss the upcoming legislative session and his remarks and answers to questions about what to expect this year had a...    Read More

by Chris Fitzsimon   |   January 17, 2013

Lessons From Main Street

by Tom Campbell In his inaugural address Governor Pat McCrory spoke of looking out toward Main Street, with government at our back and unlimited opportunity ahead. This Main Street metaphor stirs up...    Read More

January 17, 2013

Tax Reform Proposals

by Phil Kirk Tax reform has been discussed for at least 20 years in North Carolina.  I recall the appointment and excellent work in this area by at least four high-level commissions with little or no...    Read More

January 17, 2013


Unemployment Benefits Affect Employment

Noting that the unemployment rate continues to drop, albeit at a painfully slow rate, one think tanker told The Wall Street Journal that recent reductions in the generosity of the unemployment...    Read More

by John Hood   |   January 15, 2013