Now that Senate Bill 290 and House Bill 363 have both passed and become law, I thought it timely to update the "What we can't have in NC" chart from my report earlier this year on North Carolina's ABC laws.
The News & Observer today reports on a forum in Durham on raising the minimum wage. The report quotes workers, activists, and politicians all in favor of more than doubling the minimum wage. Guess what's left out?
Since 2018, rule removal has slowed by about half (to 6.2 percent when it was 12.1 percent). Also, more rules are being sent back through the rules adoption process (now 34.1 percent when it was 26.1 percent).
A new study from Western Carolina University's Center for the Study of Free Enterprise asks "What Do Film Incentives Mean for North Carolina's Economy?" After spending over $404 million, North Carolina's economy was "not improved by its film incentives," and it "might be worse off."
How the state should govern tax revenues coming from and being directed to corporations (i.e., corporate taxes and corporate welfare)? There are four possible policy combinations involved, but only two currently under debate.