Category Archives: NC General Assembly

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Where our tax-dollars go

Poll shows that NC residents prefer paying sales tax over income tax

After another heated legislative session discussing tax rates, it’s no wonder there has been a poll asking citizens which they prefer.  A recent High Point University poll answered some questions that directly relate to what the legislature did with regards to tax reform. The Asheville Citizen Times paper reported on the poll, and below areContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers have decided to move all 2016 primary elections forward from May to March. Voters also will face a statewide bond referendum on primary election day. Rick Henderson analyzes the implications of a March 15 primary during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the political debates surrounding North Carolina’s latestContinue Reading

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray offered an assessment of the 2015 N.C. legislative session during Wednesday night’s edition of Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.”

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. lawmakers will consider measures to address $25 billion in unfunded liabilities for government retiree health benefits. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why the late state budget was worth the wait.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the planned sale of two more state-owned properties. John Hood’s Daily Journal trumpets North Carolina’s recent conservative reforms and explores why some conservatives are displeased with the results.

Lawmakers tout lowering gas tax as session accomplishment, but they actually raised it

The 2015 long session did not disappoint, because it was definitely long.  Lawmakers tackled many issues including Medicaid reform, teacher pay, and tax changes.  But one major issue that many took interest was the change to the gas tax.  If you don’t remember, the gas tax earlier this year was 37.5¢ per gallon and theContinue Reading

N.C. Court of Appeals strikes blow against Asheville in legislative fight

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed key pieces of a trial court’s ruling favoring Asheville in a legal fight with the N.C. General Assembly over control of the city’s water system. The case now heads back to the trial-court level to address other issues. Wake County Judge Howard ManningContinue Reading