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    $1.1 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Tees Up $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree

    The infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684), passed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on August 10, expands government power, puts America into more debt and sets the stage for a dangerous $3.5 trillion spending spree.  The $3.5 trillion plan passed the Senate the next day, on August 11, though this time on…
    Paige Terryberry, August 23, 2021
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    Biden Plans Tax Hike on Small Businesses

    Harriet Alexander reports for the DailyMail.com on an unwelcome surprise from the Biden administration. Joe Biden is planning on increasing taxes levied on small businesses – despite explicitly promising on the campaign trail not to do so. The White House proposal – backed by the president himself –…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on continued disruption linked to COVID-19. John Hood’s CJ Opinion argues that President Biden’s tumble unnerves Democrats. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion examines how lawmakers in Texas and North Carolina are spprosching Critical Race Theory. And be sure to check out…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    Adapt or Die. Great Story About How a Business Is Surviving COVID.

    Adapt or die. That’s what happened to a tour bus company that catered to rock and country music stars before the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, business dried up. That meant they had to change. And fast. So that’s what these entrepreneurs did. It’s a great story by Jane Wells of…
    Donna Martinez, August 18, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King writes for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. bills that would remove barriers to entry for cosmetology jobs. A CJ Opinion article urges N.C. policymakers not to manufacture a state energy crisis. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion says the Nikole Hannah-Jones debacle at UNC-Chapel Hill shines a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2021
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    Cooper Chooses Winners and Losers Again

    Aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation and power technology company Smart Wires this week announced new sites in the Tar Heel State.  While the companies’ decisions to invest in North Carolina are exciting, the deals were enveloped with harmful corporate welfare. Gov. Cooper welcomed the companies to the…
    Paige Terryberry, July 28, 2021
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    North Carolina’s Business Climate is Ripe for Recovery and Growth

    Data released by Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s office reveals optimistic business conditions for North Carolina.  Despite the pandemic, “New business creations in 2021 are breaking the record set at this point in 2020 and very nearly match all new business creation filings in 2019.” Some of this growth…
    Paige Terryberry, July 26, 2021
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    Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021