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Frustrated by how long it takes for a good idea, or even just a passable one, to gain traction and momentum in today's Washington, D.C.
On Friday, August 28, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed suit against the City of Belmont, North Carolina, alleging violations of state public records law.
Governor Pat McCrory participated in a panel discussion today on U.S. offshore energy development at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The governor was joined by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (NC), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) and the...
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Land Resources Subcommittee hearing titled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan" on Wednesday.
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation that will immediately reduce North Carolina's gas tax as part of a finance plan that will stabilize revenue needed for the state's transportation projects.
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement on the gas tax compromise announced by House and Senate leaders today...
A bipartisan group of governors representing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition met today to discuss the responsible expansion of offshore energy development. The participating governors -- Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina (Chair), Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi...
Apparently, General Maximus has unleashed hell upon the powers-that-be within the North Carolina General Assembly.
Tough decisions need to be made during this legislative session, but are they being made in the best interest of the taxpayer or in the spirit of efficient government? Two questions came before the House Finance and Appropriations committees on Tuesday, a change to the state's gasoline tax as...
Over the past several weeks, I have been discussing some of the silliness surrounding the analysis of lower oil and gasoline prices. It was pointed out here and here that the main reason why lower prices, if sustained, will lead to economic growth is that they will reduce the cost of production...
There is a proposition in public choice economics called the "special interest effect." It basically argues that government grows because, for most government programs, there are concentrated beneficiaries and diffused cost bearers. What this means is that the benefits of government programs will...
As of this writing, the price of gasoline in the Raleigh area has reached lows of below $2.10 a gallon, and many states are seeing prices well under $2.00. Globally, in the last year, the per barrel price of oil has fallen from over $100 a barrel to about $45 with the arrow still pointing downward.
Last week Gov. Pat McCrory released his budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium, his spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. While there are some positive spending decisions in this budget, there are also some discouraging choices in certain areas of government...
Last week the Gaston County commissioners voted unanimously to give themselves and future commissioners health insurance benefits for life at the taxpayers' expense after serving one term. Gaston County is already struggling to pay the cost of health insurance for its full-time employees...
A column this week in The News & Observer argues for the North Carolina Senate to reject a measure that would direct environmental officials to develop a state implementation plan with pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
Gas prices fell below $2.00 a gallon in much of state this month, providing North Carolinians with some extra cash in their pockets to pay off those Christmas credit card bills.
Significantly lower gas prices at the pump the last several months have put more money in the pockets of NC motorists. But because of the adjustable portion of the state gas tax, lower gas prices would also mean less money to state government coffers. Apparently, some state legislators can't...
House speaker Tim Moore and the rest of the GOP leadership in Raleigh are crowing about how much better off we'll be now that they've approved an increase in the gas tax and the disbursement of even more corporate welfare.
As of this writing, the price of gasoline in the Raleigh area has reached lows of less than $2.10 a gallon, and many states are seeing prices well under $2.
Yes, the Republican-led General Assembly has voted for and Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law an effective increase in North Carolina's gasoline tax. Let's not pretend otherwise.
Now that Gov. Pat McCrory has released his budget proposal for the 2015-17 biennium, there are at least two fiscal issues dividing North Carolina Republicans this year.
Gasoline taxes would drop while vehicle use taxes and auto registration fees would rise under a broad House plan aimed at boosting the budget for highway maintenance, bridge repair, and port maintenance.
As of this writing, the price of gasoline in the Raleigh area has reached lows of less than $2.10 a gallon, and many states are seeing prices well under $2.
Yes, the Republican-led General Assembly has voted for and Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law an effective increase in North Carolina's gasoline tax. Let's not pretend otherwise.
Now that Gov. Pat McCrory has released his budget proposal for the 2015-17 biennium, there are at least two fiscal issues dividing North Carolina Republicans this year.
Gasoline taxes would drop while vehicle use taxes and auto registration fees would rise under a broad House plan aimed at boosting the budget for highway maintenance, bridge repair, and port maintenance.
Governor Pat McCrory participated in a panel discussion today on U.S. offshore energy development at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The governor was joined by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (NC), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) and the...
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Land Resources Subcommittee hearing titled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan" on Wednesday.
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation that will immediately reduce North Carolina's gas tax as part of a finance plan that will stabilize revenue needed for the state's transportation projects.
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