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Budget & Taxes Archives

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    New Baseline Budgeting Brings Transparency to NC Budget Process

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

    Gov. McCrory is expected to release his budget proposal today, and in so doing will mark the beginning of a new, more honest and transparent budgeting process. As reported by the N&O: A new state law has ended the decades-old practice of automatically building in numbers that account for expected growth, such as covering the […]

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    Gas Tax, Corporate Welfare Bills Head to House Floor Today

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

    Following up on yesterday's post about two recent Bad Bills of the Week, HB 117 and SB 20 are both scheduled for a vote this afternoon in the NC House. The House yesterday approved a substitute for SB 20 – the new version of this bill would drop the state gas tax from its current […]

  3. Mar

    NC House Finance Committee to Hear Two Bad Bills

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

    Today's House Finance Committee is scheduled to debate two recent bills featured as Civitas Institute Bad Bills of the Week. One of the bills is HB 117 – the NC Competes Act. This bill would expand the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program, extend tax refunds for American Airlines' purchase of fuel, and expand […]

  4. Feb

    State Senate Questions Corporate Welfare Program

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

    HB 117 , known as the NC Competes Act, would, among other things, significantly increase the amount of taxpayer dollars in the state's Job Development Investment Grant Fund (JDIG). Yesterday, a Senate Finance Committee put the program under some scrutiny, perhaps signaling some opposition to bill should it be approved by the House and move […]

  5. Feb

    Taxpayer-Funded Workers Caught Wasting Time

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

    WSOC, channel 9 in Charlotte, investigated some humble public servants to see how they spend their day and our tax dollars. To those of us who understand the difference in incentives between private businesses who rely on voluntary support from customers compared to government entities who acquire their funds through threats of force, this comes […]

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