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Sarah Curry

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

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Charlotte based Bank of America fined by the SEC

According to the Charlotte Observer, Bank of America has agreed to pay a $7.65 million civil penalty to settle charges resulting from the Charlotte bank’s multibillion-dollar miscalculation of its capital ratios, a regulator said Monday. The penalty announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission comes after the bank disclosed in April that it had incorrectlyContinue Reading

Local Congressman’s Op-Ed in Lincoln County paper

Lincoln County is near Charlotte and in the district of one of North Carolina’s congressmen.  Patrick McHenry wrote an op-ed and it was published in the Lincoln-Times News.  I pulled some excerpts from the article, but if you want to read the entire article, click here. Last month when I was at home in WesternContinue Reading

What’s happening in Washington…..

The discussions in Washington continue to be about a Continuing Resolution (CR) and when the House and Senate will agree and vote to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government operating, at least until mid-December. Recent events have caused the House to debate whether or not to attach military language to the CRContinue Reading

North Carolina received four TIGER Grants from the US Dept of Transportation

Late last week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that about $600 million would be awarded through TIGER Grants (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) for fiscal year 2014. There were 72 projects awarded in 46 states, North Carolina received four grants.   North Carolina had one in the Asheville area, two in the piedmont, and oneContinue Reading

A Special Session for Economic Incentives…..?

This is what our friends at the Tax Foundation have to say about the rumblings that there could possibly be a special session called by the legislature to discuss economic incentives.  Instead of special breaks for big corporations, maybe an equal and fair across the board tax for everyone is what would really attract businessContinue Reading

Why is Haywood the only county that elects its Tax Collector?

Positions in local governments are sometimes elected or appointed, depending on the position and the jurisdiction. Tax collectors are typically an appointed position, with the exception of Haywood County. Haywood County is the only county in North Carolina that still elects its Tax Collector. This was made possible by a law passed in the GeneralContinue Reading

Will the Feds pass a Budget?

Both the US Senate and House reconvened this week after their five-week recess they normally take during the month of August. The most pressing piece of legislation on their docket is a stopgap spending bill, or continuing resolution, to maintain funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year ends on September 30, 2014.Continue Reading

What’s happening on Capitol Hill

This week the House is expected to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government after the fiscal year ends on September 30, 2014. This short-term CR, which is expected to continue funding through mid-December, is not the only important item on the House’s docket. There is also a bill up forContinue Reading

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