NC General Assembly

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations emerging for a legislative working group on student mental health issues. The Daily Journal explains how a pair of presidential pets helped teach an important lesson about frugal government budgeting.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    Election Day Very Close. Which Races Should You Watch?

    Today at noon at JLF, and live on Facebook: North Carolina’s politics is as dynamic as it’s ever been. Despite not having a marquee statewide election on the ballot this year, the mid-term elections in our state are still very consequential and full of drama. With new districts and a…
    Donna Martinez, April 23, 2018
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    Biggest Improvement in the South

    Looking for a job in the South? You’ve got a great chance of finding one here. North Carolina is thriving. Thanks to sound policy decisions on a variety of fronts, and thanks to visionary legislative leadership that has acted to put us on solid fiscal footing, pro-growth policies are…
    Donna Martinez, April 19, 2018
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    Where Does Your North Carolina Tax Money Go?

    As North Carolinians rushed to meet this week’s tax filing deadline, no doubt many wondered where their money is going. We decided to make it easy to understand how their hard-earned money is being spent. John Locke Foundation Senior Fellow Joe Coletti tells us North Carolinians pay an average of $2,500…
    Donna Martinez, April 18, 2018
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    Tax cuts spur businesses and the economy

    A new paper on Sweat Equity in U.S. Private Business finds “existing measures of business incomes and valuations” understate “the value of time to build customer bases, client lists, and other intangible assets.” As a result, they also understate the impact of tax cuts to boost the economy.
    Joseph Coletti, April 18, 2018
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    North Carolina Is Thriving

    North Carolina’s pro-growth policies are fueling our economic rise. We’re thriving, with GDP growth rate just one of the many statistics that illustrate North Carolina’s policies are delivering opportunity and growth. …
    Donna Martinez, April 16, 2018
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    Thanks To Our Rainy-Day Fund, We’ll Be Ready For This

    North Carolina’s rainy-day fund is at an historic high — about $1.8 billion or 8 percent of the budget. As John Hood details, we rank 14th in the nation, with roughly a month’s worth of funds on hand. And that’s set to grow.  This ensures North Carolina can handle…
    Donna Martinez, April 5, 2018
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    6 Reasons Conservatives Celebrate NC’s Progress

    Rainy-day reserves. Highway cost-effectiveness. education cost-effectiveness. Tax competitiveness. Economic growth. Labor market improvement. John Hood looks at the six reasons North Carolina conservatives celebrate our state’s progress.   Bottom line: pro-growth policies are fueling North Carolina’s rise.
    Donna Martinez, April 4, 2018