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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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    The Poor and Unemployed the Real Victims of NC's Current Tax Structure

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

    The Fayetteville Observer today published my op-ed on the subject of tax incidence – that is who really feels the impact of taxes versus who just writes the check for the tax. More specifically, a concept universally accepted by economists is the difference between who remits a tax payment and the actual incidence of the […]

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    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – Harmed by the Blueprint NC Scandal?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , ,

    Yes Weekly in the Triad published a story today by Jim Longworth, LEAKED MEMO RAISES CONCERNS, which explores what the Blueprint NC scandal may mean to one of the largest charitable trusts in the Nation, the Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Foundation. “As soon as this story surfaced last Friday, I spoke with ZSR Executive Director Leslie […]

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    SB 125: Trying to Make State Government More Transparent

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    A new bill was recently filed in the NC legislature that deserves praise, and Civitas discusses why in this article. A sample: Let’s give three cheers for two North Carolina Senators. Last week state Sens. Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover) and Tom Apadoca (R-Buncombe) sponsored legislation (SB 125) to make it a class 3 misdemeanor to […]

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    Three Judge Panel to Decide on Maps Drawn by Republican Lawmakers

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    On Tuesday, in the second day of arguments on legal challenges to the North Carolina legislative and congressional districts, attorneys for the Republican-led General Assembly took their turn to defend the maps drawn two years ago. At the center of the arguments, on both sides, is the “whole-county” provision in the North Carolina Constitution.  The […]

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    Sometimes a search function is useful

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Jeff Moss, the controversial Superintendent of  Lee County Schools is at it again. Earlier this month the Island Packet, a coastal newspaper covering Beaufort County, South Carolina and vicinity, reported that Moss was one of three finalists for same position with the Beaufort County School District (South Carolina). Over the weekend the paper confirmed that […]

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