Displaying items by tag: taxes

RALEIGH — An executive order giving people a break on utility payments threw local governments across North Carolina into financial havoc.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Republican legislators say they were left out of focus groups for a major education report that could seriously affect future policymaking.

Published in Local News
Monday, 02 December 2019 13:23

COLUMN: When taxes (almost) killed tap

I write a syndicated column on politics and public policy that often centers on the issue of taxation. I am also a sometime practitioner and teacher of tap dancing. Combining my two interests was only a matter of time. That time is today.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 23 September 2019 14:21

COLUMN: Uncertain policy has economic cost

Progressives and conservatives argue about economic policy all the time. At government’s current size and scope, would it better promote long-term growth to raise taxes and spend more or to lower taxes and spend less? During a recession, should government try to bolster demand by running large budget deficits or should it economize to keep debt from exploding?

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 622, the Tax Reduction Act of 2019, on Tuesday, May 14, and sent it to the Senate Rules Committee.

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RALEIGH — A $470-million surge in April tax collections could push the state budget surplus to more than $700 million.

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"Congressional Democrats and Republicans," reports ProPublica, "are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system."

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:58

Lindsey resigns from Hamlet City Council

HAMLET — In a concise, one-sentence email to Mayor Bill Bayless, Councilman David Lindsey tendered his resignation Tuesday afternoon.  

Published in Local News
Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:52

COLUMN: Let those who want things foot the bill

There’s an important lesson that can be learned from one of the hottest news topics in recent weeks: voluntary action.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 31 December 2018 00:52

Christmas history Part IV: When was Jesus born?

Yet another perspective regarding the date of the birth of Jesus is the practical application of noted events, specifically the implementation of the Roman census and the collection of taxes.

Published in Lifestyle