Civitas Review

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    Nov
    13

    $600 Million Tax Cut Coming to NC Job Providers in 2016

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

    From WUNC State officials are celebrating a $1 billion surplus in the North Carolina unemployment trust fund. The Wednesday announcement represents a significant swing from just two and a half years ago when the state owed the federal government $2.8 billion. This past May, the state paid down its debt a year before the due […]

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    Nov
    03

    Top Read Civitas Articles

    Posted in Civitas Review, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , , ,

    Here is what visitors to www.nccivitas.org were reading in October; the top three most read new articles last month were: A Spy, Drug Dealers, Cronies, Hemp and the NCGA Who does it take for the NC General Assembly to move fast? Apparently lawmakers can act swiftly if they want to legalize hemp, a relative of […]

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    Aug
    26

    N&O Slays Straw Man to Avoid Actual Arguments

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

    Rob Christensen in this article takes the typical progressive debate tactic of completely mischaracterizing an opposing viewpoint, and then addressing that conjured up caricature rather than the actual arguments presented. In this case, the topic is unemployment insurance. In an article discussing a potential bill that would require unemployment benefit recipients to make five contacts inquiring […]

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    May
    05

    We're Debt Free!

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

    At least of unemployment insurance debt owed the federal government. In a press release sent out just moments ago, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary of Employment Security Dale  Folwell and Gov. McCrory made the announcement: Governor Pat McCrory announced today North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That […]

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    Apr
    03

    NC Expecting to Pay off UI Debt Early, Saving Millions

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

    North Carolina's massive debt to the federal government for funds borrowed to cover unemployment insurance is on pace to be paid off by the end of 2015, according to Division of Employment Security head Dale Folwell. From the N&O: The state’s debt to the federal government, money it borrowed to pay unemployment benefits, peaked at […]

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