• Weekly Report 2003-04-21

    In This Issue: ———————————————————————- Feature 1 – Antitax Activists Rally Feature 2 –Where’s the Money? Feature 3 – NASA: On or Off ———————————————————————- Feature 1 Antitax Activists Rally NC Citizens for a Sound Economy…

  • Weekly Report 2003-04-14

    In This Issue: ———————————————————————- Feature 1 – Heavy Tax Burden Feature 2 –Debunking Deflation Feature 3 – ‘Equal Opportunity Offender’ ———————————————————————- Feature 1 Heavy Tax Burden North Carolina’s ranking worsens to 25th in nation…

  • “Freedom Budget” Offers Savings, Tax Cuts

    RALEIGH — North Carolina leaders should find significant and permanent savings in the state budget to restore fiscal responsibility, uphold constitutional principles, and allow for dramatic tax cuts to offer relief to North Carolina families and pro-growth incentives for North Carolina’s struggling economy. That’s the conclusion of The Freedom Budget, a new report outlining an alternative state budget for the next two fiscal years. It was released Tuesday by the John Locke Foundation, a Raleigh-based think tank.

  • Weekly Report 2003-03-17

    In This Issue: ———————————————————————- Feature 1 – Mental Health Reform Feature 2 – Reaching for Revenue Feature 3 – Phipps’ Aides Indicted ———————————————————————- Feature 1 Mental Health Reform Counties submit plans to begin privatization of care…

  • Weekly Report 2003-03-10

    In This Issue: ———————————————————————- Feature 1 – Easley Budget Raises Taxes Feature 2 – Horton Drops Litigation Feature 3 – Streamlining Colleges ———————————————————————- Feature 1 Easley Budget Raises Taxes Plan includes $722 million in…

  • Easley’s Next Move

    Having emerged from his hole in February, felt a chill in the air, and not seen his political shadow, Gov. Mike Easley beginning to assert some leadership, though not always for good.

  • Weekly Report 2003-02-03

    In This Issue: ————————————————————————- Feature 1 – Speaker’s Stalemate Feature 2 – Failed Intelligence Feature 3 – Tainted Textbooks ————————————————————————- Feature 1 Speaker’s Stalemate Republicans, Democrats split in six rounds of voting…

  • Questions surround N.C. State’s hotel and conference center

    Before the Council of State's vote on North Carolina State University’s proposed hotel and conference center, university officials asked and received a delay in the vote. Chancellor Mary Anne Fox told media that she requested the delay not because university officials were counting votes, but because they had not done enough to answer council members’ questions, especially over the issue of private financing of the project.

  • Volume 12, Number 1 – January 2003

    Cover • The North Carolina state budget, barring unforeseen circumstances, seems to be on target for this year. But the new legislature beginning in January will have a doozy of a deficit to fill for fiscal 2003-04. Page 1 North Carolina • The North Carolina Economic Development Board released its strategic…

  • Weekly Report 2002-12-23

    In This Issue: ———————————————————————- Feature 1 – Brothers’ Bumper Crop Feature 2 – Free Trade in N.C. Feature 3 – Dangerous Schools ———————————————————————- Feature 1 Brothers’ Bumper Crop Officials harvest Golden LEAF for soybean business…