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The Tax-Cut Payoff in Carolina

04 June in Article

Even with lower rates, tax revenues have increased 6% this year, and the state has a $400 million budget surplus. By Stephen Moore Raleigh, N.C. Four years ago North Carolina’s unemployment rate was above 10% and the state still bore the effects of its battering in the recession. Many rural towns faced jobless...

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Economy Boosts GOP Prospects

23 June in Article

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-led state legislature are at odds over the budget, Medicaid reform, Common Core, and other issues. Conservatives are disappointed with the McCrory administration’s continued defense of corporate giveaways, be they for Hollywood filmmakers or Advance Auto Parts. Senators disagree with the House budget’s reliance on optimistic...

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Carolina Rising, Civitas counter first ‘Moral Monday’ protest of 2014 legislative session

20 May in Article

As liberal critics of North Carolina’s Republican governor and GOP-led General Assembly gathered for their first so-called “Moral Monday” protest of the 2014 legislative session, the activist group Carolina Rising and the Civitas Institute held a news conference to counter the criticism. Click play below to watch the 12:49 news briefing...

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NORTH CAROLINA POLITICAL VETERAN DALLAS WOODHOUSE FORMS NONPROFIT

01 May in Article

Carolina Rising takes on left’s ‘hysterics’ May 1, 2014 by Ann Kane The economic outlook for North Carolina is stellar, but you wouldn’t know it if you only read mainstream news covering protests from the left against voter ID laws and reducing spending. In an interview with Watchdog Wire North Carolina, Dallas Woodhouse, former state director for Americans...