Civitas Review

Budget & Taxes Archives

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    "Renewable Energy" Cronies Stepping Up Their Political Pleas

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

    The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association this morning sent out an action alert to its members. The alert informs members that there will likely be a decision made on the fate of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit today or tomorrow and urges them to call their state representative, emphasizing "Please prioritize calling Representatives and […]

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    Oh the Irony: Solar Cronies May Soon Fund Hollywood Cronies

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

    The political blog Jones & Blount is reporting that the state tax credit for investment in renewable energy may be allowed to expire. The tax credit has been the subject of vigorous debate all year.     North Carolina’s renewable energy investment tax credit’s days may be numbered, according to sources on Jones Street. House […]

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    NC House and Senate Agree: Hollywood Fat Cats Deserve Your Tax Dollars

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

    According to a press release from House Speaker Moore's office, in spite of continued differences in state budget negotiations, the NC House and Senate have come to an agreement on the state's film production subsidy program. From the release: Today, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House came to an agreement on a […]

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    Should the State Continue to Fund Driver's Ed?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour

    State funding for driver's education reportedly continues to be one of the few remaining sticking points in the ongoing state budget negotiations. Budget writers may find it helpful to refer to this 2010 Program Evaluation Division report that reviewed NC's driver's ed program. Among the key findings from this report:           […]

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    Cut This, Go Home

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

    This week, Civitas has been running a series called "Cut This, Go Home." With the state budget still unresolved two months into the fiscal year, we figured we could remind legislators of some items they could cut in order to help wrap things up so they could all go home. After all, as Mark Twain […]

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