Civitas Review

Budget & Taxes Archives

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    Oct
    27

    NC Business Incentives Just a Cottage Crony Industry

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

    A recent press release from Gov. McCrory's office celebrated the announcement of 450 new jobs coming to Davie County, in no small part thanks to a grant from the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program.   If history is any indication, however, we'll be lucky to see half that many jobs actually materialize. In […]

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    Oct
    26

    CLF comments on public defender budget for Daily Tarheel

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , , ,

    A recent article by Corey Risinger at The Daily Tarheel discussed changes to the budget of North Carolina's public defenders. For a conservative perspective, DTH reached out to the Center for Law and Freedom: Elliot Engstrom, an attorney with the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute, said he could see the budgeting change as a part of N.C. Supreme Court Chief […]

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    Oct
    07

    Human Lab Rats: "Science" Being Used to Defend the Welfare State

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

    Defenders of the broken and destructive welfare state are getting more desperate. Case in point, check out this frightening article in the N&O, entitled "The Science of Lifting Kids Out of Poverty."  The author begins by informing readers about the results of a recent study: In a study published this year in Nature Neuroscience, several co-authors […]

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    Sep
    28

    Were the State Bond and Corporate Welfare Bill Bargaining Chips for Income Tax Cut?

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

    There has been much written about the tax changes included in this year's final budget bill. Most notable among the changes were a decrease in the personal and corporate income tax rates, the creation of a new historic preservation tax credit, a shift in the formula for corporate taxes to a single sales factor, and […]

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    Sep
    28

    Three Things You Should Know About NC's Education Budget

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    New today at nccivitas.org is this article outlining three major things you should know about North Carolina's education budget. A sample from the article: The education budget has been increasing. First, contrary to the claims of many educators and the media, the education budget is not declining. General state appropriations for public education (i.e. K-12 […]

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