Category: Business and Regulations

  • Post-Boeing, Incentives Debate Rages

    RALEIGH — No matter how NC slices them, “targeted economic incentives” — such as the $534 million package offered to Boeing to start a new plant at the Global TransPark — discriminate against firms already in the state, both supporters and opponents of the inducements say. But they disagree on…

  • AG Targets Six More Polluting States

    RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper wrote to officials in six other states last week saying that their states must cut down on pollution that is dirtying North Carolina's air. "Numerous studies show that North Carolina received transported pollution from several other states, including your state," Cooper wrote to attorneys…

  • No. 742: Ernst and Young Tax Study Misses the Mark

    Locke Foundation Vice President Roy Cordato blames Governor Easley for using the Ernst and Young business-tax study to mislead the state's voters. The study ignores income tax, capital gains taxes and sales taxes in its assessment of North Carolina's business climate.

  • Judgment to End “Cramming” Case

    RALEIGH — A company that put bogus charges on customers’ phone bills must stop the fees and pay refunds, the Attorney General’s Office says. “This company tried to stick people with calls they didn’t make and charges they hadn’t agreed to,” Attorney Gen. Roy Cooper said. “We've put an end…

  • Housing Nonprofit Cited for Misspending

    CHARLOTTE — Project Homestead, a Greensboro nonprofit that has received millions of dollars in government grants to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, is being investigated by a variety of law enforcement agencies after allocations of financial improprieties were reported by the News & Record of Greensboro. A roundup…

  • Report: NC Not Low in Business Taxes

    RALEIGH — A study released several weeks ago by an accounting firm and recently touted by North Carolina politicians as evidence of the state’s attractiveness to business is fundamentally flawed and offers little useful information to policymakers considering tax changes, according to a new report published today by the John…