Taxes (page 8)

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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
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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