Sarah Curry


Posts by Sarah Curry (page 58)

  • Budget Revenue Projections and Reality are Significantly Different

    In doing some research for JLF’s upcoming alternative to the Governor’s budget I stumbled upon some startling data.  The research division responsible with forecasting revenue numbers to be used in budget negotiations got some number extremely wrong in the wake of the ‘Great Recession’.  In November 2007 they were quoted,…
    Sarah Curry, February 28, 2013
  • Plans for dems to attack GOP leaders leaked over weekend

    If you haven’t been keeping up with the news – a liberal organization, BluePrint NC, had some plans leaked of how they were going to criticize the Republican Party and Governor McCrory.  WRAL has done some stories on it, but if you are interested in seeing the whole…
    Sarah Curry, February 25, 2013
  • McCrory’s 3 E’s

    Tonight Governor McCrory gave his first State of the State address, making known his administration’s three areas of focus: Economy, Education and Efficiency of services.  With regards to spending and budget items, McCrory made clear the forecast revenue numbers are not as high as some expected, thus there will be…
    Sarah Curry, February 18, 2013
  • The Taxes of Valentine’s Day

    How many of us have a sweetheart and are going to buy chocolates or candies?  If you’ve ever wondered how those items are taxed and how that will effect you this holiday, click on the link below to read The Tax Foundation’s explanation of candy sales tax and what states…
    Sarah Curry, February 14, 2013
  • Harris Teeter to sell Chain -Why?

    All of us go to the grocery store, and almost all have visited a North Carolina based store – Food Lion or Harris Teeter.  Unfortunately, that opportunity will soon only be left for Food Lion since news that Harris Teeter is  selling  and believed to be purchased by either Florida…
    Sarah Curry, February 14, 2013
  • Obama to Visit Asheville

    President Obama is planning to visit Asheville today after his State of the Union address.  Why Asheville?  Why North Carolina?  Some say he is coming to gain support for Kay Hagan as her election is nearing, some say he likes the Asheville area and wants to visit, and some think…
    Sarah Curry, February 13, 2013
  • Sports Get Tax Breaks

    Interesting article on WRAL today about big sports and their non-profit status.  See article here. 2010 Levels of Income that was Tax Free: NFL – $1 billion in assets, $183 million in revenue PGA – $14 million in profit NCAA – $40.7 million in net revenue ACC Conference…
    Sarah Curry, February 5, 2013