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Waste Not, Want Not

As visitors to a certain doughnut shop in Duck, North Carolina will tell you, everything is better with bacon — including their maple icing doughnut covered with chopped bacon and salted caramel drizzle. From barbecue and BLTs to the production of insulin and antibiotics, from the xenotransplantation of eyeballs and heart valves to rooting out truffles in the French countryside,

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A Spotlight on Transparency

There’s a pivotal scene in the 2015 film Spotlight when reporters from the Boston Globe, who are looking into claims of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, stumble upon a revealing clue. They have been stonewalled for months by attorneys for the church and stymied by private financial settlements and non-disclosure agreements designed to keep the matter out

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Tax Reform Fuels Economic Growth

Big news hit this week in Raleigh: North Carolina’s revenues continue to grow, surpassing expectations by nearly $2 billion, which is a promising development for another round of tax reform in the General Assembly. As currently written, House Bill 334 not only lowers the individual income tax rate and increases the standard deduction, it both eliminates the corporate income tax

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New Ad: Not Done Yet

Forbes magazine named our state the #1 state for business. Why? Because the conservative majority in the legislature has governed responsibly — cutting taxes and regulation, increasing teacher pay and education funding, and saving for emergencies. With conservative reformers in charge, our state’s best days are still ahead.

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Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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