Civitas Review

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    Economic Expert: Complex N.C. Tax Code Chasing Away Business

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , ,

    North Carolina has long been at the top of the list of state's with favorable business climates for site selections. But it has now dropped to number three on the list. Some tend to blame a high corporate tax. But a UNC-Chapel Hill economic researcher told a legislative committee it wasn't that simple. Brent Lane […]

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    Tax Cut Package May Be Coming Next Week

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    The state House is expected to move its budget over to the Senate this week. At the same time there is still no tax cut package to explain the drop in revenue in the House budget provision reserved for finance. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger told reporters the leadership is considering a joint meeting […]

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    House Budget Abolishes Trust Funds and Diverts Money

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare, Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , ,

    The spending plan written by House Republicans would significantly change who would make the decisions about how the proceeds from the national tobacco settlement are used. The Health and Wellness Trust Fund and the Tobacco Trust Fund were set up to use funds from the settlement to help communities that were dependent on the tobacco […]

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    What Recession?

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

    Worried about the economy, jobs and wages? Not to worry, there is one major corporation that is growing, thriving, and I suspect hiring. In fact, roughly one in five workers in this corporation earns six figures – miraculously up from one in every seven during the last 18 months of recession. "Progressives" take note, however: it seems the […]

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    North Carolinian leads charter school to success in California

    Posted in Education, Life & Family Issues By Taylor Holgate | Tagged

    Betsy’s page has a great post about the success of the American Indian Charter School in California. According to an article in the LA Times, the school took off when the administration decided to reject multiculturalism for multiculturalism’s sake and focus only on academics. "You think the Jews and the Chinese are dumb enough to […]

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