Print Editions

  • Volume 13, Number 11 – November 2004

    Cover • As of August, 21 states, including North Carolina, have passed legislation that brings their sales and use tax laws into alignment with each other, so merchants in their states can collect levies on purchases made via the Internet. Page 1 North Carolina • A federal indictment of former U.S. Rep.

  • Volume 13, Number 10 – October 2004

    Cover • When North Carolina voters head to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked to approve a change in the state Constitution that would radically alter how localities approach economic development. Page 1 North Carolina • The North Carolina Republican Party in August endorsed Raleigh lawyer Paul…

  • Volume 11, Number 9 – September 2004

    Cover • Before it adjourned its short session, the General Assembly created a commission that will do something that previously happened rarely—the commission will sell and lease surplus state property. The first property to be returned to the private sector is on Raleigh’s historic Blount Street. Page 1 North Carolina…

  • Volume 11, Number 8 – August 2004

    Cover • The battle over property rights, rather than the environment, might prove to be the biggest challenge facing the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field. Meanwhile, in Onslow County, residents around Camp Lejeune contend with constant military exercises. Page 1 North Carolina • An administrator for a taxpayer-supported association characterized Rep.

  • Volume 11, Number 7 – July 2004

    Cover • Disagreement over accountability for North Carolina’s information resources systems has created friction between the existing oversight panel and Gov. Mike Easley’s budget director. Page 1 North Carolina • Onerous urban planning is driving former Portland, Ore. residents across the Columbia River into Vancouver, Wash., according to a community…

  • Volume 11, Number 6 – June 2004

    Cover • A workshop conducted in late March, led by experts in getting economic development incentives from state and local governments, shows that large companies are now banding together to learn how to extract as much public money as possible from elected officials. Page 1 North Carolina • After originally…

  • Volume 11, Number 5 – May 2004

    Cover • When Gov. Mike Easley introduced his proposed biennial budget last year, he asked for spending limits, and was ignored. After four years of budget deficits and raising taxes, is it finally time for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights in North Carolina? Page 1 North Carolina • The air…

  • Volume 11, Number 4 – April 2004

    Cover • No matter how North Carolina slices them, “targeted economic incentives” — such as the $534 million package offered to Boeing to start a new plant at the Global TransPark in Kinston — discriminate against companies already doing business in the state, both supporters and opponents of the inducements…

  • Volume 13, Number 3 – March 2004

    Cover • In North Carolina and everywhere else in the country, a sense of hopelessness exists for a shared federal-state crisis: Medicaid. Costs for the program that provides inexpensive health-care coverage for the poor, aged, and infirm has spun out of control, and promises only to escalate in the future.

  • Volume 13, Number 2 – February 2004

    Cover • Negotiations with a now-defunct company in 2001-02 revealed fissures in North Carolina’s economic development structure, which apparently are harming the state’s ability to lure business. Page 1 North Carolina • CropTech Corp. negotiated a relocation package to come to North Carolina through State Sen. Marc Basnight because company…