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Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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Many states successful with increasing transportation revenue, NC included






States increase Transportation Revenue, NC included






State Budget Director leaves, and Revenue Secretary moves to new area of state government

This news was released today.  See this information from a News and Observer article: North Carolina Budget Director Lee Roberts is leaving his position, Gov. Pat McCrory told reporters at the Executive Mansion on Thursday afternoon. Roberts had considered running for state treasurer this year, but decided against it. He will be moving to theContinue Reading






Large Crowd shows up to hear McCrory speak on the bond proposal

Pictures taken at the James B Hunt, Jr library in Raleigh at the NC State campus.  This talk is part of Connect NC’s push to educate the public and garner support for the bonds.  Do you support the bonds?  To learn more about them and McCrory’s campaign across the state, click here.






NC’s Tax Ranking moves to #15

Every year the Tax Foundation publishes the State Business Tax Climate Index that allows taxpayers, businesses and policymakers an easy comparison of how their state’s tax systems relate. This ranking of the states is based on tax policy, and has been very important in North Carolina over the last few years. During the 2013 legislativeContinue Reading






2016 State Business Tax Climate Index

States with the most competitive business tax systems according to the Tax Foundation‘s most recent State Business Tax Climate Index. So what do the top ten tanked states have that North Carolina doesn’t? Property taxes and unemployment insurance taxes are levied in every state, but there are several states that score the highest that doContinue Reading






Press Release from NC Senate

Here is a press release that was sent out this morning from the NC Senate President Pro Tempore’s office: Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Tuesday announced the Senate members of the General Assembly’s top government oversight committee.   The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations provides ongoing legislative oversight of stateContinue Reading






A snapshot of NC’s Transportation systems

Graphic taken from: NC DOT overview and MAP-21 Surface Transportation Reauthorization






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