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Budget & Taxes Archives

  1. May

    One More Time: Medicaid Coverage Does Not Equal Access to Care

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

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reports on a study from the RAND Corporation showing that emergency room visits are on the rise: Visits to hospital emergency rooms are on the rise in the Carolinas and around the country, with experts pointing to the physician shortage and Obamacare as possible reasons.   One in five Americans goes to […]

  2. May

    Construction Crony: Raise Taxes to Benefit My Company!

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

    At a conference in Winston-Salem last week, government officials and minority business owners discussed the issue of minority-owned businesses receiving a larger share of state government contracts. When discussion turned to a potential $2.8 billion worth of bonds being proposed for state buildings and roads, one of the representatives from a business seeking to benefit […]

  3. May

    House Passes Crony/Pork Laden Budget

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

    Late last night (or early this morning, however you want to look at it) the NC House passed its budget plan for the next biennium. Dozens of amendments were debated, and 42 passed. Some of the relatively more significant changes made from the original version include: Several DMV fee increases were reduced from 50 percent […]

  4. 9

    An Open Letter From Civitas Board Chair to NC House Repub Caucus

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

    The following email was sent from Civitas Institute Board Chair Bob Luddy to House Republican Caucus members expressing his opinion of the "Liberal House spending plan": Subject: House Budget, Major new spending and no Tax Relief Dear House Caucus Members, Since 2010, I've given consistently to help elect House Republicans.  We now find that based on the Republican budget, […]

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    Solar Crony Admits Solar in NC Completely a Gov't Creation

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

    In the N&O, the CEO of a crony solar company that has profited not because it created value for consumers but rather due to political privilege lobbied in the backrooms of the General Assembly, discusses threats to the continued success of his business. But this sunny forecast could quickly cloud over. Two of the most […]

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