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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NC: A Model of Tax Reform

You know you’re doing something right when Grover Norquist sings your praises. That’s just what happened a few weeks ago when the venerable tax reformer sent a letter to members of the North Carolina Senate, congratulating the General Assembly for its decade-long efforts to lower state income taxes and reform the state’s tax code. He went on to say that

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Why a Menthol Ban is Not Kool

Earlier this month, the Biden administration’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would outlaw menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. Banning these products “would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in a press release. He

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One Promise President Biden is Keeping

Last month, after Congress appropriated $440 million for the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP), the Biden administration proposed new rules that will have a chilling effect on a charter school’s ability to apply for grants — particularly for new schools that primarily serve minority and low-income children — and will force some existing charter schools to close. The funding level has

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Influx of Investments are Charging NC’s Economy

Electric cars probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about Vietnam — but a company coming to North Carolina is trying to change all that. And they are coming in a big way. VinFast, a Vietnamese company that specializes in the manufacture of electric automobiles and the batteries that power them, announced today that they

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