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Monthly Archives: January 2013

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    Jan
    31

    What's school choice all about?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Basic principles. So says former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis.  See what Davis means and view the compelling presentation he made on school choice at the Heritage Foundation.

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    Jan
    30

    High, Progressive State Income Taxes Chasing Job Creators Away

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    A couple of items published in the last few days provide still more evidence that high income taxes hurt state economic growth. This article from the New York Post includes anecdotal evidence discussing what most suspect: New York's high income taxes are prompting successful professionals to leave for no-income tax Florida. These people bring their […]

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    Jan
    30

    McCrory's Gaffe: Telling the Truth about College

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen

    Gov. Pat McCrory raised a ruckus by suggesting yesterday that state colleges should shift away from academic studies "that have no chance of getting people jobs." This, as the classic quip has it, is a political gaffe — saying an unpalatable truth out loud. There are way too many college students taking classes that won't […]

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    Jan
    29

    Video Primer on Income Tax Elimination Plans

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    You've heard the controversy about the proposal to eliminate North Carolina's income taxes, you may have read the study evaluating how that would benefit our economy, and hopefully you've signed the petition. Now you can check out this brief 3 1/2-minute video discussing why tax modernization is needed in NC and why income tax elimination would […]

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    Jan
    29

    Thom Tillis Press Conference

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    NC House Speaker Thom Tillis provided some hints as to what the General Assembly may do this year. Here is what I took away from it. He sounded confident that the GA could keep the budget numbers looking OK, compared the nearly $3 billion debt that loomed three years ago. On K-12 schools, look for […]