Taxes (page 215)

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    New at CJO: Democrats trade tax-hike proposals

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about reaction to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposal to raise the state sales tax in the next budget year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
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    Correcting the context of the proposed sales tax hike

    Governor Bev Perdue’s new push for an increase to the sales tax has come packaged with two misleading assertions (to put it gently). Terry Stoops, JLF’s education specialist, already did an excellent job explaining that the purported 49th placing for per-pupil education funding lacks solid basis.
    Fergus Hodgson, January 17, 2012
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    Jobs Policy in 4 easy steps

    There’s been a lot of talk about jobs lately.  Jobs, job creation and economic recovery will be the key issue discussed and debated during the upcoming state-wide elections.  As always, JLF will be in middle of that discussion with a detailed plan and comprehensive ideas for real economic recovery. In…
    Becki Gray, January 16, 2012
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    Sidestepping the question

    An exchange between Bloomberg Businessweek and University of Chicago economist and former Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee includes the following item: Does the capital-gains rate go higher at the end of the year? What does Obama have to do to assure people there’s some predictability?…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the debate among Wake and Orange county officials about placing a half-cent sales tax for transit programs on the election ballot. John Hood’s Daily Journal searches for the source of North Carolina’s relative economic decline.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Dr. C.L. Gray about his book, The Battle for America’s Soul. Fergus Hodgson’s guest Daily Journal outlines a strategy for North Carolina to repay its $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lawmakers returned to Raleigh this week to address a veto from Gov. Beverly Perdue, and the General Assembly has held several other mini-sessions since wrapping up the bulk of their work in July. Becki Gray discusses the purpose and accomplishments of those mini-sessions during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    JLF legal expert offers five recommendations for N.C. eugenics compensation

    As state lawmakers and others mull over the proper way to compensate victims of North Carolina’s eugenics-based forced sterilization program, Daren Bakst is issuing a new report offering five recommendations. Learn more here and by watching the video clip below.
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2012