Taxes (page 4)

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    Newsflash! Taxpayers Pay for State Employee and Teacher Benefits

    John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti explains where funding for the State Health Plan comes from: An angry teacher on Facebook wondered why those in charge of the State Health Plan “felt the need…to remind us that we are funded by taxpayers” on the new insurance ID cards.  Worse,…
    Anna Manning, November 13, 2018
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    Local debt means future taxes

    A simple change to ballot language and another small change in ball could have huge impacts on local borrowing. Dan Way reported for Carolina Journal that “Debt fared better than taxes in local referendums.” Only one bond referendum failed. Wake County alone received permission from voters to issue $1.017 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, November 13, 2018
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    Walter Williams explores tax cuts’ impact

    Walter Williams‘ latest column at DailyWire.com addresses popular myths surrounding tax cuts. The argument that tax cuts reduce federal revenues can be disposed of quite easily. According to the Congressional Budget Office, revenues from federal income taxes were $76 billion higher in the first half of this year…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on universities helping businesses avoid taxes

    Sean McCarthy writes for the Martin Center about a case in which university action helped a private business avoid paying property taxes. State governments treat public university land as non-taxable because the mission of these institutions is nonprofit education. But when state legislatures aren’t careful, university administrators can take…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2018
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    Democrats and carbon taxes

    Rep. Steve Scalise and Grover Norquist share with Washington Examiner readers concerns about Democrats’ future tax plans. Thanks to Republican reforms like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans across this country are keeping more of their hard-earned dollars and business is booming. Just this month, America was…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2018
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    Still in search of consistency from the N&O on sales taxes

    We've seen it go from don't dare let it fall to don't let it grow more expansive to hooray an increase at last to it's insidious how big it is.
    Jon Sanders, October 26, 2018
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    Booker’s bad idea on taxes

    Editors at National Review Online pan the latest proposal from U.S. senator and possible 2020 presidential aspirant Cory Booker. … [H]e’s proposing a sweeping program of wealth redistribution, one that would raise estate taxes to their highest level in decades in order to put the money in accounts…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    During a brief trip back to Raleigh, state lawmakers approved another $850 million in hurricane relief. Becki Gray analyzes the state’s efforts to respond to Hurricanes Florence and Michael for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the debate over…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2018