Taxes (page 3)

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    Democratic Tax Hike Proposals Explored

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner looks closely at congressional Democrats’ plans for raising your taxes. House Democrats unveiled a proposed slate of tax hikes this week that would raise rates on high earners, corporations, and even small businesses in what they said was an effort to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    House Tax Proposal Deals More With Revenge Than Revenue

    Editors at National Review Online critique the latest tax proposal from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues. House Democrats have put forward a worst-of-both-worlds tax proposal: punishing enough to do real damage to the U.S. economy and individual households, but not nearly enough to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    Democrats Want Big-Time Spending While Skipping Out on the Bill

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online reminds us that Democrats can’t stomach paying for their ambitious plans. The House Ways and Means Committee released an outline of tax proposals to offset President Biden’s jaw-dropping spending plans, and it’s the expected assortment of tax increases on business and the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case challenging the state’s voter ID and tax-cap constitutional amendments. The latest CJ Opinion examines a pair of court cases that explore just how closely a public charter school is tied to state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on one Rowan County community’s fight against a large-scale solar farm. A new CJ Opinion highlights Republican N.C. Supreme Court justices’ concerns about a “success tax” government has levied against a grocery store chain.
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2021
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    Biden Plans Tax Hike on Small Businesses

    Harriet Alexander reports for the DailyMail.com on an unwelcome surprise from the Biden administration. Joe Biden is planning on increasing taxes levied on small businesses – despite explicitly promising on the campaign trail not to do so. The White House proposal – backed by the president himself –…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    To Remain Competitive, North Carolina Must Cut Taxes

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform highlights what could be South Carolina’s forthcoming tax advantage. Our neighboring state of South Carolina has proposed a plan that would replace the state’s current graduated income tax (7% at the top bracket) with an uncomplicated, flat income tax of 3.5%.
    Paige Terryberry, August 18, 2021
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    Cooper Should Look to Wisconsin’s Budget Success

    North Carolina is one of the few U.S. states left without a budget for the current fiscal year.  It is also one of just a few states with a Republican legislature and Democrat governor. This divide has led Gov. Roy Cooper to veto every budget presented to him in his…
    Paige Terryberry, August 16, 2021