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.
This bill would free up craft distilleries from burdensome rules that many of their peers in other states don't have to deal with. This could be particularly helpful for North Carolina's distilleries because distilleries are so dependent upon sales to local consumers.
Gov. Roy Cooper is touting Medicaid expansion now as a "jobs" program, saying it would "add an estimated 37,200 more jobs to North Carolina." If you wondered "Based on what?" or "Estimated by whom?" you are ahead of the game.