Sarah Curry


Posts by Sarah Curry (page 57)

  • Income Tax Reform?

    Republicans in the General Assembly are discussing Tax Reform and changes to the personal income tax code.  Today the Tax Foundation published this map showing the states’ income tax collections per capita.  North Carolina is ranked 13th highest in the country where most neighbor states are ranked considerably…
    Sarah Curry, April 24, 2013
  • Internet Tax may soon be Law of the Land

    The Marketplace Fairness Act is going to be voted on this week in the US Senate – legislation that would give states the authority to require most online and other remote retailers to collect sales taxes, in exchange for states simplifying their sales tax systems.  In the United States, when…
    Sarah Curry, April 24, 2013
  • Blue Laws are still Alive in NC

    Scanning through some news articles I found one detailing Kentucky’s governor signing a bill to repeal the ban on Election Day alcohol sales.  Interestingly enough, the sales ban is from the pre-prohibition era when saloons served as polling stations.  Now, the only state in the Country with this ban on…
    Sarah Curry, April 19, 2013
  • NC’s Tax Freedom Day Has Arrived

    April 15th is still a few days away, but that’s not what the exciting news is today.  April 10th, today, is the first day in which the taxpayers of North Carolina finally get to start working for themselves instead of paying taxes.  That’s right, it took this long before you…
    Sarah Curry, April 10, 2013
  • TABOR bill filed in NC House using JLF recommendations

    Yesterday the NC House filed a bill (HB 274) creating a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).  The John Locke Foundation has written about this multiple times and has called for this type of limit on state spending.   Thankfully, the NC House members who filed this bill took our…
    Sarah Curry, March 12, 2013
  • Legislative scheme to cheat homeowners into footing bill for city’s budget shortfall

    This morning the Winston-Salem Journal reported Forsyth Representative Ed Hanes is going to introduce a bill to keep the 2008 tax values in place until 2016.  He claims this will help the lower income populations of Forsyth County whose property values fell during the recession maintain value of…
    Sarah Curry, March 8, 2013
  • Citizens are ready for Voter ID law

    In 2011 ,North Carolina saw the Voter ID  bill pass the Senate and the House only to end up vetoed by the Governor.  This bill was debated and deliberated until both chambers decided on an outcome and had it ready to be signed by then Governor Perdue.  The veto was…
    Sarah Curry, March 6, 2013
  • No Welfare for the Panthers

    A few weeks back there were rumblings of a food and beverage tax in Mecklenburg County to help fund the Panther’s stadium upgrades.  Then the owner  came to the General Assembly asking for state funding to help update the stadium.  McCrory, who is in favor of corporate incentives, told the…
    Sarah Curry, March 5, 2013