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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 4: Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Greatly Reduces State Revenue, Serves as Cautionary Tale for North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyAs the national economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, most states are seeing growth in tax revenue and using the increased revenue to begin restoring funding to public investments.

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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 4: Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Greatly Reduces State Revenue, Serves as Cautionary Tale for North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyAs the national economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, most states are seeing growth in tax revenue and using the increased revenue to begin restoring funding to public investments.

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This is a what a second grade classroom looks like without a dedicated teacher assistant

Do you remember Barbara Dell Carter? She’s the second grade classroom teacher at John Cotten Tayloe Elementary School in “little” Washington, who I visited late last summer while she dutifully prepared her classroom for the first day of school. As she straightened up her books (many of which she procured through her own means), Carter told me of ...

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Former state Rep. LaRoque gets new trial date

Former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque will wait until February for a jury trial on charges of stealing $300,000 from two federally-funded economic development groups he ran. LaRoque, a Kinston Republican, was scheduled for an October trial in a federal criminal courtroom in Greenville. The trial was pushed back to Feb. 2 because of delays in ...

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Moral movies in Raleigh and Durham next week

From our NC Justice Center colleagues: Join us in Raleigh and Durham for FREE screenings of “Inequality for All” The North Carolina Moral Movies Film Series draws to a close this month with screenings of the acclaimed documentary Inequality for All. The film features Robert Reich – professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member – ...

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Somebody tell the Pope people about this

The market capitalism lovers at Forbes announced today for the fifth time in eight years that the Raleigh metro area is the nation’s best for business and careers. Here are the factors highlighted first in the story Fueling Raleigh’s consistent results are business costs that are 18% below the national average, and an adult population ...

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McCrory signs Common Core repeal bill into law

Gov. Pat McCrory, previously a Common Core supporter, signed a bill into law Tuesday that could set the stage for North Carolina to rid itself of the more rigorous academic standards—although he doesn’t quite see it that way. “It (the legislation) does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards,” McCrory said in a press ...

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Missing Workers Update: June 2014

With the release last month of the latest labor market figures, the Budget & Tax Center has updated as well its estimate of the number of missing workers in North Carolina’s labor market.  This measure estimates the number of workers who would be in the labor market, looking for work, if job opportunities were stronger.  ...

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McCrory signs on to this week’s most ridiculous development in the national immigration crisis

There is a lot of lousy stuff happening the world of immigration these days and, lord knows, the Obama administration deserves its share of the blame — mostly for its unfortunate kowtowing to the xenophobic right and its aggressive deportation of thousands of good people who pose no threat to our country. That said, there ...

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What today’s competing Obamacare rulings mean for North Carolina

The good folks over at Get Covered America, who have been working tirelessly and with great success to get hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians into affordable health insurance over the last several months despite the mean-spirited obstructionism of the state’s conservative political leadership, issued the following common sense response to today’s competing U.S. Court ...

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