Taxes (page 222)

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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
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    JLF expert recommends steps for repaying N.C.’s $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt

    As state lawmakers grilled the head of the N.C. Division of Employment Security today on steps the state plans to take to repay $2.6 billion to the feds for unemployment insurance benefits, JLF’s Fergus Hodgson prepared to release a new report on the topic. Learn more about Hodgson’s report…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2012
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    Cal Thomas looks ahead to 2012

    We might not know who will win the presidential election in 2012, but syndicated columnist Cal Thomas has some “certain” predictions for the next year. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Sowell’s random thoughts are more coherent than most current public policy

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column collects some random thoughts for the new year. Among them: Nothing illustrates the superficiality of our times better than the enthusiasm for electric cars, because they are supposed to greatly reduce air pollution. But the electricity that ultimately powers these…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011