Daily Archives: May 13, 2011
Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on federal legislation that could limit small wineries’ ability to ship their product to out-of-state customers.
Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report recaps this week’s top legislative news, including consideration of legislation dealing with annexation reform and tort reform.
Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the abortion-rights debate that accompanied a proposal to include a “Choose Life” option among North Carolina’s specialty license plates.
Much of the state and local media has ignored the fact that the expiration of federal stimulus funding is one of the major reasons why school districts will be forced to reduce faculty and staff at the end of the school year. School districts were aware of the so-called “funding cliff” when the stimulus billContinue Reading
Some on the Left have said the Beacon Hill Institute’s methodology to determine the economic impact from tax cuts was debunked in Arizona, but Beacon Hill presented a thorough response to those criticisms. If you’re interested in the technical points and assumptions of tax and spending policy models, you can download the response.
It’s not new information that Medicaid costs and requirements are crippling state and federal budgets. What is new is that federal action is now being taken to repeal these burdensome requirements. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced on May 3rd, 2011 Senate Bill 868, known as the State Flexibility Act. This novel piece of legislationContinue Reading
In his Freeman column today, Sheldon Richman takes a careful look at the latest bit of demagogic scapegoating in Washington, namely the contention that because oil companies are making large profits, we should end their “tax subsidies.” Not taxing something at 100 percent is not the same as a subsidy. What the politicians want, inContinue Reading
Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy for winning the 2012 Republican presidential nomination: [I]n some key caucus and primary states, there is another, more basic question being asked these days: Where is the Romney campaign? Romney has not been to Iowa at all this year. His firstContinue Reading