Civitas Review

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    Civitas Action to Score Votes on House Budget Proposal

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The N.C. House budget proposal for FY 2015-16 would introduce more than $1 billion in new budgeted spending year-over-year and include tens in millions in targeted tax breaks doled out to special interests while being stuffed with pork barrel spending. The increase of more than 5 percent outpaces measures of population plus inflation growth. The […]

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    Taxpayer Bill of Rights Approved by House Committee

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

    This year's version of a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) yesterday was approved by the House Committee on Government, and moves to the House Finance Committee. House Bill 274¬†would place limitations on the annual growth rate of the state budget, tied to a formula based upon inflation and population growth. I've written extensively on North […]

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