Sarah Curry

Posts by Sarah Curry (page 6)

  • Oregon returns surplus to taxpayers as part of a ‘kicker’ law

    The state of Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state had a surplus in personal income taxes.  According to The Register-Guard, The estimated median rebate under Oregon’s “kicker” law will be $124, though the value varies significantly based on income. Oregon’s kicker law was…
    Sarah Curry, August 28, 2015
  • NC needs to tell the federal government, “Thanks, but NO THANKS!”

    Many of us know that Washington bureaucrats are out of control, but what many of us don’t think about are the impacts this has on states. For example, lets take a look at North Carolina’s budget.  The total budget is around $50 billion, yet the General Fund is around $21…
    Sarah Curry, August 27, 2015
  • Another budget extension….

    Guess what?! Another budget extension.  Another extension gives lawmakers until September 18th to complete work on the state’s two-year spending plan.  The Senate had quite a few give their opinion about the dragging budget talks, but the bill to extend funding passed the Senate 37-6.  A short fifteen minutes later,…
    Sarah Curry, August 27, 2015
  • Sin taxes make up 2.7% of NC’s total tax collections

    According to a Governing article, State sin tax collections exceeded $32 billion in fiscal year 2014, representing roughly 3.8 percent of total tax revenues. While they’re not a major source of revenue in most states, some do rely on them much more than others. Sin taxes account for the…
    Sarah Curry, August 27, 2015
  • NC ranks #33 in property taxes

    Sarah Curry, August 26, 2015
  • Interesting jobs for local government

    Ever want to work for a local government?  Many people think they probably aren’t qualified or don’t want to do the work that is normal for government – think again!  I was following up on some research and ran across these job postings on a North Carolina’s local government’s website. …
    Sarah Curry, August 19, 2015
  • Paul Coble is newest General Assembly Employee

    According to a NC House press release from today, Paul Coble is the new Legislative Services Officer for the NC General Assembly.  Below is the entire press release: Raleigh, N.C. – Today Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced the hire of Paul Y.
    Sarah Curry, August 18, 2015
  • Triangle Town named #1 place to live in USA

    Just outside the metropolis of the capital city in North Carolina lies the small community of Apex.  This year Apex, NC was named by Money Magazine as the number one place to live in the United States. Money magazine has ranked several Triangle towns on their annual…
    Sarah Curry, August 18, 2015