Civitas Review

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    Jan
    06

    Crony Gov't Handouts a "Stick in the Eye"

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    This according to state Senator Andy Wells (R-Catawba). From the N&O   A state senator from Hickory is denouncing as a political “poke in the eye with a stick” a promise of state incentives to Corning Inc., which will move about 500 workers from his city to Mecklenburg. Corning Inc. announced last month that it would […]

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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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    Sep
    10

    "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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    Sep
    10

    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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    Sep
    09

    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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