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    Jul
    29

    Tillis, Berger Announce Details of Budget Agreement

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

    A press release put out by House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger provides some details regarding their tentative budget agreement. Below is the text of the release: Raleigh, N.C. – House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Tuesday to announce details of the […]

  2. Jul
    29

    NCAE VP Spews Nonsense

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Expressing concern over the ongoing budget negotiations and the size of pay raises NC teachers will receive, NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell had this to say: "Strong schools are funded through a strong tax base," he said. "They gave tax breaks for millionaires and corporations. This is why we have this huge hole now. It's […]

  3. Jul
    28

    State Budget Deal Coming This Week?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    Budget negotiators from the House and Senate have reportedly come to a tentative agreement on the main sticking points in state budget negotiations. The state House and Senate on Saturday agreed on the outlines of a budget that gives teachers a raise of about 7 percent and saves the jobs of teacher assistants. The deal […]

  4. Jul
    25

    R's Channelling Easley, Perdue to Defend Corporate Welfare

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

    Details of the corporate welfare expansion provisions tucked into HB 1224, the bill that also caps local sales tax rates, are emerging. The background: The bill would direct $12 million toward a company that owns a Western North Carolina paper mill, add $14 million in grants to recruit companies and start a new fund that […]

  5. Jul
    23

    Senate Finance Committee Approves Local Tax Changes, Expansion of Corporate Welfare

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

    The Senate Finance Committee gave approval to a bill that impacts local sales taxes and expands state government's corporate welfare programs. The bill is on the schedule for Senate discussion today. HB 1224 has been modified over the past week, with the final version gaining committee approval yesterday. With regard to local sales taxes, the […]