Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

National School Choice Week events

January 26, 2015 ·       School Choice Rally Christian Family Academy | Jan 26, 2015 | 10:45 am–11:15 am | Conover, NC ·       National School Choice Week Charter Fair NC Public Charter Schools Association | Jan 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm | Raleigh, NC ·       Americans for Prosperity Foundation – NC Showing of “Waiting forContinue Reading

Enough incentives already!

Really?  We’re back here again?  Evidently Job Development Investment Grants, historic preservation tax credits, and film incentives are all back on the table, because the governor thinks North Carolina needs them. Dan Way, quoting Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, says it well in his latest Carolina Journal article. “If it’s all just about money andContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. lawmakers are likely to debate targeted tax incentives again this year. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal focuses on efforts to improve North Carolina’s state budget process.

No return to historic preservation tax credits

We only just got rid of these!  The Historic Preservation Tax Credits expired at the end of 2014, and that was a good thing.  But now, two weeks into the new year, we’re hearing rumblings that they may be coming back.  Really?! Essentially, these tax credits aim to help out the owners of some buildingsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the McCrory administration’s push to restore a state historic preservation tax credit. John Hood’s Daily Journal refutes false tax-burden claims from a left-of-center national group.

Some of the highest gas prices in the country are right here in North Carolina

Gas prices are falling across the country, including here in North Carolina.  But our prices will remain higher than those in neighboring states.  According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), there are only six states in the country with higher state taxes on gasoline than North Carolina.  (Click the map below to be directed toContinue Reading

Were N.C. political leaders singing in harmony?

They weren’t quite singing Kumbaya at the General Assembly during Wednesday’s opening day ceremonies and press conferences, but the tone was a bit more harmonious than it’s been in recent months. Democrats and Republicans displayed a spirit of bipartisanship in the election of leaders – with Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, becoming House speaker and Sen.Continue Reading

Berger and Moore’s Legislative Agenda for 2015

Today Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) held a news conference that previewed the General Assembly’s agenda for the upcoming long session. While a lot of details were not discussed, there are some things that were mentioned that will keep legislators busy this session. Senator Berger opened the press conferenceContinue Reading