The following piece was written by North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell and first appeared in the North State Journal on February 8, 2016. What We’ve Done for North Carolina North Carolina was once a state that was defined by slow economic growth, high unemployment, burdensome taxes, and massive federal debt. Our great state […]
We’re all familiar with that old saw “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin wrote those words in a letter to French physicist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in late 1789, two years after the adoption of the United States Constitution and just six months before his death in the spring of 1790. And while it’s taken centuries […]
The following article is reposted from yesterday’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. It references a report prepared by Dr. Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. You can read the entire report here. (Note: Dr. Walden’s report concerns North Carolina’s economic […]
Tax and budget changes likely to be modest Top GOP lawmakers say 2017 session likely to keep major reforms in place as increases in teacher compensation kick in Guest Post by Barry Smith Top legislative budget and tax writers say the N.C. General Assembly isn’t likely to tackle more extensive tax reform next year. Nor […]
Breaking a 140-year streak of one-party rule in North Carolina, in 2011 Republicans gained the majority in both chambers of the state legislature. And they went right to work implementing a whole host of pro-growth reforms which have powered an economic recovery that’s the envy of the nation. Since 2011, North Carolinians have enjoyed more […]
Guest post by John Hood North Carolina almost made another top-10 list this year — but don’t worry, our state seems likely to make the cut in 2017. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan institute based in Washington, has long published a report called the State Business Tax Climate Index. It ranks all 50 states and […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/xuKbBh7iIIc” width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III announced last week that visitor spending has increased in all regions of North Carolina. New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending […]
[youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/as4S0Ae-CWc” width=”580″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″ fs=”1″ border=”1″ hd=”1″] The latest economic figures for North Carolina are in. Lt. Governor Dan Forest shares the great news with you since the media neglects to report the positive numbers.