Anna Manning

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  • NC Corporate Tax on the Right Track, Gov. Cooper’s Proposed Budget Threatens Derailment

    North Carolina is on the right track with corporate income tax. The tax is currently at 3 percent, after annual reductions in the rate since 2013 when it was at 6.9 percent. The tax is scheduled to be reduced to 2.5 percent in January; however, the tax increases in Governor…
    Anna Manning, May 25, 2018
  • Apple wants “30 years of stability”? So do the rest of us!

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders weighs in on corporate welfare for Apple Inc – As I read the details of the proposal and hear what state and local policymakers are prepared to do to bring in Apple or the next large employer, I am staggered. They would: Dramatically lower…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2018
  • Governor Cooper’s Proposed FY2018-19 Budget: Tax Raises and New Debt

    Governor Cooper’s proposed budget for this fiscal year (2018-2019) would spend $1.5 billion more than the current year. Despite Gov. Cooper saying in 2017 that the state government would spend no more per person in 2018-19 than it did in 2016-17, spending would increase by 6.5%. This is almost as…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2018
  • LISTEN HERE: New Head Locke podcast episode: Should N.C. Give Special Favors to Apple and Amazon?

    Episode 15 of the John Locke Foundation podcast, Head Locke, is out. This week’s topic is corporate incentives – a discussion you don’t want to miss! Terry and Kory question whether government should be in the business of offering cash, state assets, tax breaks, and other types of economic…
    Anna Manning, May 23, 2018
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai to speak at Lee County Republican Men’s Club

    John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai will be speaking at the Lee County Republican Men’s Club monthly meeting this Thursday, May 24th at the Lee County Republican Headquarters, 101 South Steele St in Sanford. Mitch will be speaking about the top issues for the legislative short session including the state budget,…
    Anna Manning, May 22, 2018
  • JLF’s Joe Coletti weighs in on economic development incentives for WRAL article

    John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti gives his thoughts in this WRAL article on the economic development incentives program put out by legislators on Thursday. The incentives program is meant to lure big business to North Carolina. The proposal includes the elimination of a $6,500 per job incentives cap. Joe…
    Anna Manning, May 18, 2018
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai previews 2018 N.C. legislative session on “Front Row with Marc Rotterman”

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the 2018 N.C. legislative session during the May 11, 2018 edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Legislators plan to be in town for only a month and a half, aiming to get the budget wrapped up in early…
    Anna Manning, May 16, 2018
  • JLF’s Becki Gray weighs in on North Carolina’s 2018 state budget

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses North Carolina’s 2018 state budget for Carolina Journal Radio and what the John Locke Foundation recommends. The John Locke Foundation’s message to legislators is to continue to keep the growth and scope of government limited. Listen here.
    Anna Manning, May 16, 2018