Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,370)

  • Re: Tax Foundation No. 44 ranking

    North Carolina’s rankings in individual tax categories: Corporate tax – No. 29 Individual income tax – No. 43 Sales tax – No. 47 Unemployment insurance tax – No. 7 Property tax – No. 35 Here’s what the report says about North Carolina, which improved from No. 46 in the previous…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • North Carolina creeps in at No. 44 in the Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index

    North Carolina ranks No. 44 in the Tax Foundation’s 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. Note in the graphic below that North Carolina gets the lowest ranking of any Southeastern state.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • Stossel documents the ‘real’ state of the union

    John Stossel‘s latest column presents a different take on the state of the union than the one the president put forward Tuesday night. Has Barack Obama learned nothing in three years? Last night, during his State of the Union address, he promised “a blueprint…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • With no apparent sense of irony …

    … News 14 Carolina’s Washington-based reporter ended her State of the Union story with the following: President Obama: We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction. Erin Billups: Riding on the momentum of his…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • AFP North Carolina hosts State of the Union viewing party

    Americans for Prosperity North Carolina activists gathered before Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to hear AFP’s take on the topic. AFP state director Dallas Woodhouse and Civitas Institute executive director Francis De Luca addressed the group before the president’s speech. Click play below to hear their remarks, along…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to a death row inmate’s bizarre letter to the Gaston Gazette.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • Borders highlights the role of free-market principles in boosting Estonia

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update features a discussion of the policies that fueld Estonia’s post-communist boom: An economy in ruins. The young prime minister was facing unbelievable odds. Mart Laar knew little about economics. He turned to one book: Free To Choose, the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of a Texas redistricting case on North Carolina’s new election maps. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the “colossal mess” of North Carolina’s unemployment insurance system.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2012