Taxes (page 223)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When touting the benefits of federal stimulus money for high-speed rail projects, the N.C. Department of Transportation suggested the money would produce 4,800 jobs. But a Carolina Journal analysis shows that the correct projection actually focuses on 4,800 “job-years.” CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson defines that term and explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights key elements of the N.C. House budget plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal compares the N.C. House’s budget priorities with those of Gov. Beverly Perdue.
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2011
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    New at CJO: Special-needs education tax credits clear first hurdle

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses the progress of N.C. House legislation designed to offer education tax credits to parents of children with special needs.
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2011
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    Clawing back from past mistakes

    Live Blog State and local governments across the country are trying to get back economic incentives from companies that have not met their promises. Other governments are opting out of deals. North Carolina is still on the hook for incentives to Dell even though the computer…
    Joseph Coletti, April 22, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on the split between leading legislative Republicans over a bill tied to federal stimulus funding for high-speed rail. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the problems Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state politicians create when they rely on “federal funding.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2011
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    Barone explains higher tax rates won’t do what the president thinks they’ll do

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article questions President Obama's understanding of the impact of higher tax rates. Did Barack Obama take Tax 1 in law school? I did, and I remember the first day of classes, when mild-mannered professor Boris Bittker asked a simple question, "What is income?" I was pretty confident I could come up with a quick answer and so were a lot of other students. By the end of the hour, after professor Bittker had politely punched huge holes in every student's definition, it was pretty clear that none of us could. Income is a slippery concept, especially slippery when you're trying to tax it. Which leads me to think that Obama may have avoided Tax 1. Or perhaps he dozed off in class. For in his April 13 speech at George Washington University, the speech to which Standard & Poor's responded by reducing the government's credit rating to "negative," he seemed to think he could get all the money we need to balance the budget from higher taxes on the rich.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on pay-for-performance legislation filed on behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why conservatives seek lower taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report explains that Republican legislative leaders are weighing their options after Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill tying unemployment benefit extensions to a budget resolution. John Hood’s Daily Journal investigates who actually pays North Carolina’s sales tax.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2011