Taxes (page 223)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details a new state law loosening restrictions for probation and parole officers who carry concealed guns. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines “revenue enhancements” conservatives can support to help balance government budgets.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    More from John Hood on Perdue’s political calculations

    If you enjoyed John Hood’s Daily Journal on the flaws in Gov. Beverly Perdue’s arguments against the new state budget, you might enjoy this excerpt from Hood’s most recent appearance on Carolina Journal Radio and CarolinaJournal.tv.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Cato’s Mitchell offers tax hike warnings, examines state control of Medicaid

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute offers a new warning to Republicans about tax hikes: The more important thing to focus on is the way that the big spenders in the White House and elsewhere are trying to build support for a big tax…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011
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    Fred Thompson tackles the ‘soak-the-rich’ mentality

    Former New York District Attorney — sorry, U.S. Sen. — Fred Thompson offers National Review Online readers some thoughts about the concept of solving the nation’s budget and debt problems by “taxing the rich.” Let’s get off the defensive with regard to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2011
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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