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North Carolina lawmakers should take aim at the state's current system of depreciation, as they look for more ways to improve the tax code
The John Locke Foundation on Friday filed an amicus brief with the N.C. Supreme Court, urging the state justices to uphold an appeals court ruling in the Map Act case.
North Carolina residents could receive a larger personal income tax exemption if the General Assembly's 2016 short session follows the lead of state Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, who has led the Senate's tax reform efforts since Republicans took control of that body
Lawmakers are moving forward with plans to sell houses and other real properties owned by the state that are unused, or have not been used to their full potential.
Crediting budget reforms made by the recent session of the General Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Thursday the acceleration of four major transportation projects, including the final leg of the eastern section of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, the Asheville Connector, The I-485 and Wed
Gov. Pat McCrory last week pleaded with parents across North Carolina to talk to their children about underage consumption of alcohol.
Heidi Ganahl, owner of the Camp Bow Wow boarding centers and day camps for dogs in several states, says North Carolina's regulations on pet boarding facilities aren't consistent with those elsewhere and often appear to be arbitrary and not aligned with any demonstrated need to protect the safety...
An attorney and two Wake County voters have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's new law calling for retention referendums for justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, claiming that the referendum, passed this year by the General Assembly, does not meet the definition of an election specified in...
The final batch of solar and other renewable energy projects requested under the "safe harbor" law enacted in April by the General Assembly could cost North Carolina taxpayers as much as $937,804,785 in credits, according to aggregated figures released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department...
Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis talked Obamacare, energy policy, the federal budget, and the Export-Import Bank during a meeting with Americans for Prosperity activists during a luncheon Monday at the Langtree Plantation in Mooresville
Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday announced that the state's unemployment reserve fund has ballooned to $1 billion, meaning that businesses across North Carolina will see the surcharges on their state unemployment taxes drop in January, resulting in more than a half-billion dollars in tax relief
Digital devices dominate hopes and headlines in education today. They're heralded as a way to boost learning outcomes, sharpen 21st-century skills, and narrow achievement gaps
Saying the current plan is antiquated, a legislative agency on Monday recommended that the state scrap its three-tiered system for awarding economic development grants.
According to the latest federal statistics, North Carolina's economy is surging and has become one of the nation's pacesetters
Two recent media reports have cast a spotlight on the potential "pay to play" problem with government contractors who are also donors to political campaigns.
Casting himself as an outsider who came to Raleigh to right a listing ship of state, Gov. Pat McCrory formally announced his re-election bid Wednesday with a heavy emphasis on job creation and income growth that are part of what he calls the Carolina Comeback
A year ago, the sky was falling in North Carolina - fiscally speaking, I mean.
"We have become so politically correct ... we don't know what the hell we're doing," Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said during a Friday night campaign rally at Raleigh's Dorton Arena
As the 2016 election cycle approaches, North Carolina voters will witness a spirited political debate about how best to promote economic growth
Some political pundits talk about a monolithic group called the Christian Right, social conservatives who march in lockstep behind a standard set of socially conservative political views
Medical providers will tell you that about 75 percent of health care can be provided in a primary care setting
The UNC Board of Governors rightly recognizes gaps in its knowledge of the law - and admits its need for coaching on the subject, said Jonathan Jones, director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center at Elon University.
Commentators and academic analysts trying to make sense of North Carolina's fascinating and ever-changing politics have been arguing lately that the state is becoming increasingly urbanized - and that this trend portends significant shifts in voting behavior and electoral outcomes
Recent historic tax reforms have helped North Carolina jump from No. 44 to No. 15 in the Tax Foundation's annual ranking of state business climates
No steel girders have been raised on the site of Greensboro's new downtown performing arts center, even though the cost of it already has.
Over the next 12 months, expect to hear a great deal about the "Carolina Comeback." It will be the reelection theme for Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders.
Gov. Pat McCrory, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, and 2nd District U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers are among high-profile Republican incumbents who have drawn Republican primary opponents, but 54 other candidates were, in effect, elected to the General Assembly on Monday because nobody chose to run against...
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