Category Archives: Taxes

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on one N.C. House budget negotiator’s assessment of the differences between House and Senate plans for health and human services. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines three different conservative approaches to tax reform in North Carolina.

Jindal’s not so into film tax credits any more

Jon Hartley reports for National Review Online on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s change of mind about film tax credits. Last week, before Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal declared himself a 2016 presidential candidate, the governor quietly signed legislation into law that caps state tax credits for film in the state at $180 million per year thatContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with George Mason University economist Peter Boettke about the problems associated with what he calls “emergency room economics.” Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal probes the ills associated with a proposed tax on carbon dioxide.

Scalia: Call it SCOTUScare, not Obamacare

Breaking bad news: In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lays out what today’s ruling on Obamacare means.    In the dissent, Scalia writes, Having transformed two major parts of the law, the Court today has turned its attention to a third. The Act thatContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments in Raleigh’s debate about limiting restaurants’ outdoor seating options. The Daily Journal explains how a flat tax can become more progressive.

Mayor of Charlotte weighs in on the new Sales Tax distribution proposal

That is exactly the question former Senator and current Mayor of Charlotte Dan Clodfelter answered in an opinion piece he had published in the Charlotte Observer today.  He brings up a lot of very good points, and basically calls out the Senate leadership for proposing a plan for income distribution.  What do you think?  HisContinue Reading

Kansas did it wrong, NC did it right

In 2013 both Kansas and North Carolina cut taxes.  The left claimed it would lead to massive shortfalls, cuts in necessary government services, and basically that the entire world was going to end.  Well, in North Carolina we know that was not the case.  We have a $400 million surplus and the arguments in RaleighContinue Reading

Congressional Republicans eye overseas profits as transportation funding source

Joseph Lawler reports for the Washington Examiner on congressional Republicans’ latest idea for funding federal transportation infrastructure. Republican lawmakers are looking to tax the $2 trillion in earnings that U.S. companies hold overseas as a way to fund roads and bridges. With the prospects for a broad revamp of the tax code dimming, lawmakers areContinue Reading