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Monthly Archives: January 2016

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    Education Town Hall Meeting in Apex, NC on January 20th

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Are you a parent who wishes they had more control over where and how your child is educated?  Do you support school choice but aren’t quite sure about the impacts such programs have on local communities? If you answered yes to either of those questions you’ll want to attend our Town Hall Meeting in Apex, […]

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    Court blocks Nevada ESA program

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged

    Supporters of Nevada’s groundbreaking Education Savings Account (ESA) program were disappointed earlier this week when a state judge granted an injunction stopping the program, saying it takes away money from the public schools and the program is unconstitutional. Friends of the Nevada program, one the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation, are not […]

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    Tax Foundation to NC Legislators: Expand Sales Tax Base, Eliminate Tax on Capital Stock

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

    From the N&O: Legislators heard a call Tuesday to further expand sales taxes and eliminate the capital stock tax – a conservative think tank’s proposal for continuing the state’s tax code overhaul.       The Tax Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., presented its report on North Carolina’s business tax climate, painting a rosy picture […]

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    "Largely White" Crowd at Rubio Rally Actually Included Many Latinos

    Posted in Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    As Civitas’ Jim Tynen reported last month, Reuters inaccurately reported that Donald Trump’s event at Dorton Arena was shut down by protesters, and now the News and Observer has reported on the Marco Rubio rally held in Raleigh on Saturday, and they’ve gotten it very wrong again.

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    Next Bubble to Burst: Auto Loans?

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

    That's the question examined by this article published by the Mises Institute. The article draws comparisons to the housing bubble that burst around 2008, triggering the Great Recession: Artificially low interest rates resulting from massive amounts of new credit expansion encouraging the purchase of consumer durable goods financed via cheap credit. Instead of learning from […]

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