NC General Assembly (page 4)

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    Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting & Race

    On this week’s “NC SPIN,” John Hood explains the Supreme Court ruling that is dictating the redrawing of North Carolina election districts. WATCH it here.
    Donna Martinez, August 21, 2017
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    Bye Bye Onerous NC Rules

    JLF’s  Jon Sanders points us to an update on the work of the North Carolina Rules Review Commission.  We’re now at the halfway mark of the process. Here are the numbers now according to an August 2017 update from the state Rules Review Commission: 11,361 total rules reviewed so far…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2017
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    What Does The Research Say About Reducing Class Size?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses plans to reduce public school class sizes. Stoops offered these comments during the Aug. 13, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “In Focus with Loretta Boniti.” Watch it here.
    Donna Martinez, August 15, 2017
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    NFIB Asks: Is North Carolina a Model For Reform?

    As our Becki Gray explains, North Carolinians are keeping more of what we earn, thanks to consistent, ongoing tax reform over the last several years. Now the folks at NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) are pointing to the evidence of North Carolina’s stature as a reformer. In…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2017
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    Like the idea of a lower, flat income tax rate? We’ve got it.

    While we wait for tax reform at the federal level, it’s already taken place here in North Carolina. Take a look at the reforms that are ensuring you keep more of what you earn — and say thanks to the fiscal reformers in the General Assembly and to former Gov.
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2017
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    Our Never-Ending Fight For Freedom

    Becki Gray looks at North Carolina’s 2017 legislative session and the trend line, which clearly points toward more freedom and away from more government. Taxes were cut again for the third consecutive budget cycle, about $1 billion worth over the next five years. That includes lower corporate and personal…
    Donna Martinez, July 28, 2017
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    N&O Cites Don Carrington’s Reporting On Questions Over Mattamuskeet Lodge

    The News & Observer is reporting on the Hyde County Mattamuskeet lodge that has drawn scrutiny from Carolina Journal. From the N&O: The state has spent about $5.7 million on building repairs since 2007, and the report estimates that an additional $8.3 million is needed to complete the renovation…
    Donna Martinez, July 26, 2017
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    North Carolina’s Rainy-Day Fund at Highest Level Ever

    JLF’s Joe Coletti has produced an easy-to-understand analysis of North Carolina’s new General Fund budget for 2017-19. Among the highlights: savings. The General Assembly has created a mechanism to ensure the adequacy of the Savings Reserve Account, instituting mandatory transfers beginning in FY2018-19 and placing restrictions on how its…
    Donna Martinez, July 17, 2017