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'Pledge' Influences Tax Debate
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'Pledge' Influences Tax Debate

This article originally ran in the Raleigh News & Observer.

07/13/2001
'Pledge' Influences Tax Debate
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'Pledge' Influences Tax Debate

BY Rob Christensen

While the General Assembly is tinkering around the edges of the tax code - considering closing corporate loopholes and giving counties more taxing power - prospects for a major across-the-board tax increase are uncertain. One major reason: The Pledge. Never heard of it? Well the state legislature has. And The Pledge has played an important role in shaping how North Carolina has responded to the state's budget crisis.

07/13/2001
Second Wind for the Global Economy
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Second Wind for the Global Economy

Copley News Service, 07/12/2001 Even as the world faces the threat of a global economic downturn, government regulators here and abroad go about the business of destroying wealth, jobs and opportunity, and stifling business and technological innovation. The regulatory burden has to be relaxed quickly, and the United States has to lead the way.

07/12/2001
Revenue Fight Divides House
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Revenue Fight Divides House

BY Wade Rawlins

A closely divided state House showed a willingness Wednesday to meet the Senate part way on raising revenue to balance the budget, tentatively approving legislation to close three corporate tax loopholes. House Democrats joined by six Republicans approved the measure to tighten the state's treatment of limited liability corporations, royalty payments and subsidiary dividends by a 66-51 vote. The bill, which would generate about $ 61 million, is scheduled for a final vote today.

07/12/2001
Grassroots: The Way of the Future
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Grassroots: The Way of the Future

A recent article in a major North Carolina newspaper highlighted the development of grassroots support for special interests in North Carolina. Groups such as the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the State Employees Association (SEA), and even the North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association (NCBWWA) were praised in the article for taking their messages directly to the people.

07/11/2001
Leadership is Needed to Solve the Budget Challenges
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Leadership is Needed to Solve the Budget Challenges

North Carolina’s Senate and House leadership are devising a scheme threatening our state’s most vulnerable citizens to help these politicians raise taxes. We need leadership to solve our budget challenges, not threats. The real choice we are faced with today is how are we spending the additional $500 million in new revenue. Will we use this to protect human services and protect our children, or will we use $500 million to create new government spending?

07/11/2001
Martin Commissioners, Prioritize Your Wish List
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Martin Commissioners, Prioritize Your Wish List

BY Ray Adams

Editor: Recently Martin County commissioners voted to abolish the sales tax referendum - for this year - by a slim (3-2) margin. They promised to look for additional revenue for capital improvements from the budget process, but were not optimistic. If thwarted, they would revisit the sales tax in the 2002 general elections.

07/11/2001
Capitol Comment 297 - Abundant Energy: The Building Block of Prosperity
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Capitol Comment 297 - Abundant Energy: The Building Block of Prosperity

Rising gas prices and rolling blackouts have made energy policy a hot issue nationwide. Some believe the solution is to procure new supplies to meet increasing demand. Others argue that conservation and efficiency will make more production unnecessary.

07/10/2001
Whose Gig is Up?
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Whose Gig is Up?

In a recent interview with The News and Observer Governor Mike Easley called for a tax increase to address the state’s budget problems. The governor declared "...the gig's up. We're just going to have to get a lot of new revenue."

07/10/2001
Easley - Black - Basnight: Offering False Choices
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Easley - Black - Basnight: Offering False Choices

The Democrat leadership, including Governor Easley, Speaker Black and Senate President Basnight, has been carefully choreographing a way to raise taxes over the past six months. It appears that their plan is to present a false choice between raising taxes and cutting human services. Jonathan Hill, director of North Carolina Citizens for a Sound Economy, issued the following statement regarding this false choice:

07/10/2001

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