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Late last week, the Tax Foundation - the nation's leading independent tax policy research organization since 1937 - released its book "North Carolina Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Tax Reform."
Progressive critics of North Carolina's historic 2013 tax reforms are quick to seize on topline unemployment rate figures in an attempt to discredit the rate cuts. But a closer look shows that in fact our state has enjoyed stellar job growth since taxes were cut.
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act with a 85-12 vote...
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
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
Governor Pat McCrory continued his sweeping reform of North Carolina's unemployment insurance program with the signing of Senate Bill 15 during a ceremony at the Gaston County JobLink facility in Gastonia
Naughty and Nice: North Carolina had plenty of both this year. Here is our list!
Kudos to Senate leader Phil Berger for his incisive answer as to whether he would support an independent redistricting commission. According to Gary Robertson of the Associated Press, Berger said...
The 2015 session of the N.C. General Assembly convenes this month. Republicans again have supermajorities in both chambers, holding 74 of the 120 House seats and 34 of the 50 Senate seats.
College students are heading home for the holidays, but the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors continues its work. The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy believes the BOG has plenty of opportunities to improve North Carolina's 16-campus university system. Jane Shaw, president...
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
With a philosophical gulf still separating the state House and Senate on how best to reform the costly Medicaid program, Illinois is reporting multibillion-dollar success in a reform plan that closely resembles North Carolina Senate Republicans' framework for the future.
The 2015 session of the N.C. General Assembly convenes this month. Republicans again have supermajorities in both chambers, holding 74 of the 120 House seats and 34 of the 50 Senate seats.
College students are heading home for the holidays, but the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors continues its work. The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy believes the BOG has plenty of opportunities to improve North Carolina's 16-campus university system. Jane Shaw, president...
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
With a philosophical gulf still separating the state House and Senate on how best to reform the costly Medicaid program, Illinois is reporting multibillion-dollar success in a reform plan that closely resembles North Carolina Senate Republicans' framework for the future.
Naughty and Nice: North Carolina had plenty of both this year. Here is our list!
Kudos to Senate leader Phil Berger for his incisive answer as to whether he would support an independent redistricting commission. According to Gary Robertson of the Associated Press, Berger said...
On a mild, overcast June 5 in Raleigh, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stepped up to the microphone in the garden of a private home. He was there to discuss what he had done in Wisconsin, and, implicitly, what he could do for the nation.
The 2015 session of the N.C. General Assembly convenes this month. Republicans again have supermajorities in both chambers, holding 74 of the 120 House seats and 34 of the 50 Senate seats.
With a philosophical gulf still separating the state House and Senate on how best to reform the costly Medicaid program, Illinois is reporting multibillion-dollar success in a reform plan that closely resembles North Carolina Senate Republicans' framework for the future.
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
Teacher and state employee pay raises, increased environmental protection and continued operational reforms are given high priority in Governor Pat McCrory's short session recommended budget.
North Carolina legislators have been to school in the complications and frustrations resulting from tax policy changes.
A survey of nearly 900 academic studies from the past quarter-century shows North Carolina has been moving in the right direction on education reform in recent years. That's a key conclusion from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
I was having a decent morning yesterday until I saw the latest television ad by Senate Majority PAC, the same outfit that disseminated ridiculous claims about North Carolina's tax reforms.
Building on positive reforms from the past few years, North Carolina's elected leaders can take more steps to help boost economic growth, improve education, and fight overregulation. The John Locke Foundation's new Agenda 2014 Policy Report offers more than 110 recommendations addressing these...
We have heard it time and time again. Teachers are demoralized, depressed, and dissatisfied. If lawmakers do not do something fast, then thousands of teachers will leave the state or the profession.
With all of the attention focused recently on ensuring that North Carolina public school students are able to read at grade level by the end of the third grade, perhaps now is a good time to put forward a brief test of adult reading comprehension.
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