Civitas Review

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    Aug
    06

    NC Senate Offers Budget Compromises, Introduces Taxpayer Bill of Rights to Restrain Spending

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

    The Senate Finance Committee has been quite active these past two days. Late yesterday afternoon, they decided to remove key policy provisions from their state budget proposal. In a response to the House and Gov. McCrory's opposition to the Senate's inclusion of Medicaid reform, sales tax distribution changes and economic incentive measures; the Senate stripped […]

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    Apr
    28

    NC Commerce Bureaucrats Demand More Corporate Bribe Money

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

    WRAL reports that NC Commerce (current and former) continue to wring their hands about the slow progress of extending and expanding the state's program to bribe companies to locate in NC. After last year's measure to extend it stalled, McCrory said in January that he wanted quick action from the legislature to restore the Job […]

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    Mar
    03

    NC House Finance Committee to Hear Two Bad Bills

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

    Today's House Finance Committee is scheduled to debate two recent bills featured as Civitas Institute Bad Bills of the Week. One of the bills is HB 117 – the NC Competes Act. This bill would expand the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program, extend tax refunds for American Airlines' purchase of fuel, and expand […]

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    Feb
    26

    State Senate Questions Corporate Welfare Program

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

    HB 117 , known as the NC Competes Act, would, among other things, significantly increase the amount of taxpayer dollars in the state's Job Development Investment Grant Fund (JDIG). Yesterday, a Senate Finance Committee put the program under some scrutiny, perhaps signaling some opposition to bill should it be approved by the House and move […]

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