Julie Tisdale

City and County Policy Analyst

Posts by Julie Tisdale (page 34)

  • McCrory’s Education Appointments

    In his education newsletter today, Terry Stoops talks about the State Board of Education and the new governors appointments to that body.  It’s a useful quick look at how those appointments work and the importance of the State Board.
    Julie Tisdale, January 16, 2013
  • Investing and Tax

    Don’t miss Sarah Curry’s newletter today about changes to capital gains taxes and dividends.  It could be important for your investment accounts moving into the new year!…
    Julie Tisdale, January 16, 2013
  • Football Incentives

    I have football on the brain.  Last weekend was the highest scoring playoff weekend in NFL history.  The conference championship games are this weekend and I’ll be skipping regularly scheduled Sunday activities to sit in front of a television.  This always happens in January. So it was with interest,…
    Julie Tisdale, January 15, 2013
  • Voter ID

    An article this weekend in the Winston-Salem Journal reported that as many as 613,000 voters in North Carolina may not have valid photo IDs.  That’s about 9% of all North Carolina voters.  Of course, then the article went on to talk about all the reasons that number may be…
    Julie Tisdale, January 14, 2013
  • Film Incentives, Again

    Thank goodness for North Carolina film incentives!  I don’t know about you, but as a taxpayer, I’m really glad we gave tax credits worth almost $1.8 million for the production of this gem, Piranha 3DD, that’s now been nominated for two Razzies – one for “Worst Remake,…
    Julie Tisdale, January 11, 2013
  • The Impact of Obamacare

    Wondering about the impact that Obamacare is going to have on the economy?  Well, here’s yet another example of what we can expect from the new law.  A group of Wendy’s franchises in Nebraska is reducing the hours of 100 employees to 28 hours a week because the new Obamacare…
    Julie Tisdale, January 10, 2013
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan, founder of Public Choice theory and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics, died last night.  More than any other, his theory makes sense for me of the political decision making I observe every day. Buchanan was a senior fellow at the Cato Institute…
    Julie Tisdale, January 9, 2013
  • A Lesson from France

    Often, a look at Europe is instructive.  They’re years ahead of us in the implementation of social democratic policies.  They have larger welfare states.  They have bigger governments.  They have single payer health care systems.  A look at Europe can tell us a lot about what is likely to happen…
    Julie Tisdale, January 8, 2013