Taxes (page 5)

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    We’re not alone in considering constitutional tax changes

    Michael Tanner‘s latest column at National Review Online looks beyond the electoral contests that pit one set of candidates against another. Most of the attention so far has understandably been focused on the battle for control of Congress. … … Often overlooked, however, will be several important ballot…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on this week’s debate in the hotly contested N.C. 2nd Congressional District election. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that a state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate would protect taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2018
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    Soda taxes… For the good of society?

    From JLF’s Dr. Roy Cordato on soda tax: The fact is that, apart from paternalism, there is no rigorously meaningful justification for taxing soda or other sugared products separately and more intensely than anything else. If consumption of these products impose costs on others as social programs are meant to…
    Anna Manning, October 22, 2018
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    State to sell prime real estate in Raleigh

    Employees at the Division of Employment Security, which is responsible for unemployment insurance, can walk by the rooms where they were born. The building housed Rex Hospital until 1980, when the hospital moved across town. A new request for proposals for office space tipped off Triangle Business Journal that…
    Joseph Coletti, October 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hometown Debate focusing on a proposed state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why suggestions to strengthen libel laws amount to efforts to stifle free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    States should be able to tax services, not just stuff

    Arizona voters could choose to become only the second state to exclude services from sales taxes. One of the basic principles of taxation is to have a low rate and a broad base. [P]olicy experts warn that such a ban limits a state’s revenue-raising options and could actually be…
    Joseph Coletti, October 17, 2018
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    Daily Journal: State’s fiscal health depends on more than just one politician

    Carolina Journal reported last week that North Carolina now holds a No. 9 ranking in the country for it’s fiscal health, from the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University. From John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai: The overall ranking attracted attention from Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…
    Anna Manning, October 16, 2018