Displaying items by tag: taxes

Monday, 04 January 2021 10:25

OPINION: Tax debates feature many myths

With Democrats in charge of the White House, and U.S. House, and (possibly as of this writing) the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

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Monday, 28 December 2020 11:36

OPINION: Lower taxes attract key leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact that every Democrat who ever serves in state or local office spends great time and effort to try to recruit business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and high-value professionals to their communities.

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Monday, 14 December 2020 10:14

OPINION: Compensate victims of regulation

As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other reserves.

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A federal grand jury in Greensboro, North Carolina, returned an indictment (Tuesday), charging a North Carolina couple with federal employment tax and individual income tax violations. 

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RALEIGH — Taxes and employee benefits are at the center of the race for N.C. treasurer.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is losing out on a huge chunk of tax revenue following a new valuation of a utility company's property by the state .

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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