Taxes (page 217)

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    About that ‘multiplier’

    Criticism of the new state budget that takes effect Friday often has centered on the prospect of thousands of lost jobs in North Carolina. Critics have pointed to a “multiplier” effect from government spending that generates thousands of jobs. During his presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2011
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    A libertarian political scientist’s take on the 2011 North Carolina legislative session

    Republicans have plenty of good things to say about the 2011 N.C. legislative session. Many Democrats have been criticizing key actions taken during that session. The John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society heard an alternative view today from Duke University political scientist and economist Michael Munger, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government’s new budget year starts one week from today. Joseph Coletti analyzes the new budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops will discuss the confusion surrounding new state public school graduation rate figures that seem to contradict earlier data, and you’ll…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Michael Sanera about county governments in North Carolina seeking voter approval to raise the local sales tax. Daren Bakst’s guest Daily Journal focuses on the lessons North Carolina government leaders should learn from the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2011
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    New at CJO: The General Assembly’s budget plan places North Carolina government on a more sustainable course

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Joseph Coletti’s analysis of the new state budget that takes effect one week from Friday.
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2011
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    Even our 42nd president understands the value of cutting the corporate tax rate

    Some of former President Bill Clinton’s big ideas for putting people back to work are a little dubious, but at least one of the ideas listed in Newsweek‘s latest cover story makes sense: cut the corporate tax rate. It’s true that our corporate rates…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2011
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    JLF expert says no-tax-hike budget sets N.C. government on a better course

    The nearly $20 billion state budget that survived Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto places North Carolina in a more sustainable position than the plan Perdue and her allies had pushed. Joe Coletti explains why in a new Spotlight report. You’ll find details here. “Given the governor’s veto,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2011
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    One reason why the ‘tax the rich’ rhetoric falls flat

    This forum has featured discussion about the limited success of efforts to stoke class envy in America through calls to “tax the rich.” A brief Atlantic blurb from Chrystia Freeland might explain why: Many of today’s super-rich started out in the middle and make…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2011