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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that a focus on money could distract people from worthwhile recommendations in a new report about N.C. education reform. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains how that same report could prompt calls for new tax hikes.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Millennials move to the ‘burbs

    Tirzah Duren writes for the Federalist about Millennials‘ migration patterns. For twenty-somethings leaving a small town for the big city, the feeling of liberation and possibility can be exhilarating. Mom and dad, and their rules, are finally in the rearview mirror. But what’s up ahead is often worse—the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    Yes, state tax rates matter

    Steve Garmhausen offers advice in the latest Barron’s to readers who want to move away from states with high tax bills. Are you fed up with high state and local taxes? Voting with your feet might not be as far-fetched as it sounds, says financial advisor Grant Rawdin.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the opening of candidate filing for N.C. elections in 2020. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the negative impact of taxation on tap dancing.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is pursuing the governor’s office next year. Meanwhile, multiple candidates from both major parties are pursuing Forest’s job. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the lieutenant governor’s race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Democratic presidential candidates’ plans…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2019
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    Teacher pay raises

    I have been struggling to understand why Gov. Roy Cooper blamed business tax cuts as his reason to veto a bill for teacher pay raises after vetoing the bill that would have cut business taxes. His claim could have made sense in his veto of the original budget bill back…
    Joseph Coletti, November 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact for 2020 congressional elections if state judges delay primaries. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights a major potential federal tax increase for N.C. distillers.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2019
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    Cooper’s month so far: Complain about corporate tax cuts, then give $5.1 million to two corporations

    The governor continues to interrupt his complaining about corporate giveaways to give money to corporations.
    Jon Sanders, November 19, 2019