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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Majority Support School Choice

Overwhelming majorities of likely voters in North Carolina support the concept of school choice, according to recent polls commissioned by the Carolina Leadership Coalition. That support extends across nearly all racial, political, ideological, and socio-economic ranges and among demographic groups. School choice allows parents to use a portion of the expenditure associated with their child’s K-12 education to enroll in

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NC Sees Largest Median Household Income Increase on Record

North Carolina’s median household income increased by nearly $3,500 to $57,341 in 2019, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 6.5% growth is the state’s largest single year-over-year increase on record. “Household” income includes the income of the householder and the income of anyone at least 15 years of age living in the household, whether they

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CLC Poll: The Coastal Region

Demographics and Voting Behaviors 940 likely voters (57.2% of whom were female) from nine eastern counties in the Coastal Region of North Carolina (Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Lenoir, Martin, Perquimons, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties) were surveyed from July 8 to July 12, 2020. 56.1% were white, 37.9% were black, and 1.8% were Hispanic or Latino. The age ranges in this

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CLC Poll: East of Charlotte

Demographics and Voting Behaviors 921 likely voters (53.6% of whom were female) from four south-central counties east of Charlotte (Anson, Richmond, Stanly and Union) were surveyed from June 26 to July 2, 2020. 70.3% were white, 16.5% were black, and 5.3% were Hispanic or Latino. The age ranges of in this group was fairly evenly distributed, with 17% being 18

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