Business (page 6)

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    North Carolina not alone: Most states miss the mark with internet sales tax collections

    For years, budget experts have forecast billions of dollars in new revenue if state could just get online retailers to collect sales taxes like their Main Street counterparts. The National Conference of State Legislatures projected North Carolina would raise $426 million a year. Since companies started collecting sales tax for…
    Joseph Coletti, August 19, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on farmers’ reaction to the trade dispute with China. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores shifting coalitions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    American businesses’ increasingly illiberal policies

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon explores the factors driving more American businesses to the political left. (Note that my headline substitutes the more accurate word “illiberal” for the term “liberal” in Hauf’s opening line.) American businesses are adopting increasingly liberal policies and public stances due to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill designed to help small businesses buy health insurance moves forward

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on a legislative push to promote affordable health insurance coverage for small businesses. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 86, which passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, would broaden access to association health plans, allowing small businesses to band together when negotiating with insurers and deciding on…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about a bill that would help more small businesses offer health insurance to their employees. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on smarter school safety strategies.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    Learning from manual labor

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online details lessons he learned from working with his hands and muscles. I can’t lie, this National Review posting is among the sweetest I’ve had. I can read and write almost anything that pleases me. But, I did have one other job…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2019
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    Corporate Welfare: Which Way is North Carolina Headed?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, published a research brief on Corporate Welfare. His piece establishes the four basic combinations of corporate taxes and corporate handouts (see image). Sanders writes that the most recent debate on corporate welfare in North Carolina has centered around the legislature’s…
    Brenee Goforth, July 25, 2019