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The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging

In a familiar storyline, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking to close a budget gap of some $3.2 billion by—you guessed it—raising taxes. To that end, Governor Ed Rendell has called for a “modest” hike of 16 percent in the state income tax rate from 3.07 to 3.57 percent for the next three years. Similar “temporary” tax hikes, implemented in 1983 and 1991, have yet to be fully repealed.

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The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging

In a familiar storyline, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking to close a budget gap of some $3.2 billion by—you guessed it—raising taxes. To that end, Governor Ed Rendell has called for a “modest” hike of 16 percent in the state income tax rate from 3.07 to 3.57 percent for the next three years. Similar “temporary” tax hikes, implemented in 1983 and 1991, have yet to be fully repealed.

06/24/2009
Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate

Settled science rarely is. Except to those with a vested policy interest in the debate. True to form, a recent diatribe by Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest acknowledges none of the widely available data that conflict with his passionate crusade against table salt. However, to a debate that has endured for decades, Jacobson does bring a modern twist:

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Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate

Settled science rarely is. Except to those with a vested policy interest in the debate. True to form, a recent diatribe by Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest acknowledges none of the widely available data that conflict with his passionate crusade against table salt. However, to a debate that has endured for decades, Jacobson does bring a modern twist:

06/11/2009
Over 1,000 Attend Orange Tax Revolt Meeting

Over 1,000 attended an Orange Tax Revolt meeting on March 23.  The focus of the meeting was “What We Can Do.”  Numerous times throughout the meeting citizens chanted and waved signs stating “Tax Relief Now”!  Speakers Tom Whisnant and Joe Phelps encouraged the group to stay determined and explained the revaluation appeals process.  Attorney Cynthia Shriner explained the North Carolina statute regarding property tax revaluation.  The group was encouraged to appeal their revaluations and to contact the commissioners to ask that the new property tax values be rescinded and that new tax rate be set below revenue neutral.  Citizens were also encouraged to send letters to the editor of the local newspapers.The event drew local and national media attention with FOX news traveling from Atlanta.  Earlier in the day, the FOX team interviewed Orange County manager Laura Blackmon and Orange county citizen Ned Rigsbee.  Numerous local news stations and newspapers covered the event.

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Over 1,000 Attend Orange Tax Revolt Meeting

Over 1,000 attended an Orange Tax Revolt meeting on March 23.  The focus of the meeting was “What We Can Do.”  Numerous times throughout the meeting citizens chanted and waved signs stating “Tax Relief Now”!  Speakers Tom Whisnant and Joe Phelps encouraged the group to stay determined and explained the revaluation appeals process.  Attorney Cynthia Shriner explained the North Carolina statute regarding property tax revaluation.  The group was encouraged to appeal their revaluations and to contact the commissioners to ask that the new property tax values be rescinded and that new tax rate be set below revenue neutral.  Citizens were also encouraged to send letters to the editor of the local newspapers.The event drew local and national media attention with FOX news traveling from Atlanta.  Earlier in the day, the FOX team interviewed Orange County manager Laura Blackmon and Orange county citizen Ned Rigsbee.  Numerous local news stations and newspapers covered the event.

03/24/2009
FreedomWorks North Carolina Takes on Smoking Ban

 

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FreedomWorks North Carolina Takes on Smoking Ban

 

02/19/2009
FreedomWorks Begins Citizen Education Drive

Gaston and Cleveland County, NORTH CAROLINA.   FreedomWorks kicks off its citizen education drive in North Carolina!  We began our door to door effort, informing voters about which candidates have signed our pledges to support TABOR,  property rights,  tort reform,and school choice.  We distributed over 1,000 door hangers in Gaston and Cleveland county on Monday afternoon.

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FreedomWorks Begins Citizen Education Drive

Gaston and Cleveland County, NORTH CAROLINA.   FreedomWorks kicks off its citizen education drive in North Carolina!  We began our door to door effort, informing voters about which candidates have signed our pledges to support TABOR,  property rights,  tort reform,and school choice.  We distributed over 1,000 door hangers in Gaston and Cleveland county on Monday afternoon.

04/24/2008
North Carolina FreedomWorks Meets in Marion

Marion, North Carolina.  On April 15th, 25 FreedomWorks activists gathered for a tax and legislative update from Becki Gray with the Locke Foundation.  Becki updated the group on their tax burden in McDowell County and from the state of North Carolina.  She also stressed how property rights are constatntly under attack in North Carolina.  The latest is the state's proposal to put water meters on private wells to monitor water use.  Forced annexation was mentioned as a hot issue now in the capital.  How change was finally was in the wind.

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North Carolina FreedomWorks Meets in Marion

Marion, North Carolina.  On April 15th, 25 FreedomWorks activists gathered for a tax and legislative update from Becki Gray with the Locke Foundation.  Becki updated the group on their tax burden in McDowell County and from the state of North Carolina.  She also stressed how property rights are constatntly under attack in North Carolina.  The latest is the state's proposal to put water meters on private wells to monitor water use.  Forced annexation was mentioned as a hot issue now in the capital.  How change was finally was in the wind.

04/18/2008
FreedomWorks Meets in Kernersville, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina.  On April 14th, fifteen area FreedomWorks activists and businessmen met hear a report from Chad Adams from the John Locke Foundation on how the Kernersville, Forsyth County and North Carolina tax burden compares wit other areas. 

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FreedomWorks Meets in Kernersville, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina.  On April 14th, fifteen area FreedomWorks activists and businessmen met hear a report from Chad Adams from the John Locke Foundation on how the Kernersville, Forsyth County and North Carolina tax burden compares wit other areas. 

04/16/2008
FreedomWorks North Carolina Celebrates NO-OLF Victory

After a battle waging more than six years, FreedomWorks members across North Carolina and our nation celebrate an amazing victory for private property rights.  On Saturday, March 29,  more than 300 NO-OLF activists spent the evening celebrating together at the Beasley Farm Shop in Plymouth, NC.  North Carolina FreedomWorks State Director Allen Page and Legislative Liaison Kathy Hartkopf were delighted to share in the festivities.

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FreedomWorks North Carolina Celebrates NO-OLF Victory

After a battle waging more than six years, FreedomWorks members across North Carolina and our nation celebrate an amazing victory for private property rights.  On Saturday, March 29,  more than 300 NO-OLF activists spent the evening celebrating together at the Beasley Farm Shop in Plymouth, NC.  North Carolina FreedomWorks State Director Allen Page and Legislative Liaison Kathy Hartkopf were delighted to share in the festivities.

04/15/2008
Stop The Ahoskie Bypass - North Carolina FreedomWorks Examines Issue

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Stop The Ahoskie Bypass - North Carolina FreedomWorks Examines Issue

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04/14/2008
Activist Appreciation and Anti- Land Transfer Tax Picnic Held in Mitchell County

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Activist Appreciation and Anti- Land Transfer Tax Picnic Held in Mitchell County

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