Tag:2016 ncga

  • College Transparency An Issue In N.C., Other States

    A bill that would increase access to information about the costs, benefits, and consequences of college degrees available in North Carolina passed the state House on Wednesday by a vote of 101-16 and has been placed on Monday’s Senate calendar. Senate Bill 536, “Students Know Before You Go and Central…

  • Opportunity Scholarships Get Boost In Senate Budget

    North Carolina’s still-young Opportunity Scholarship Program would get a major boost if a provision in the proposed Senate budget becomes law. The Opportunity Scholarship Program, enacted in 2013, provides a child from a low-income family a tax-funded voucher of up to $4,200 per school year to use toward private-school tuition.

  • House GOP Wants Larger “Zero Tax Bracket”

    Republican House members are pushing for middle class tax breaks by expanding the “zero tax bracket” by as much as $2,000 over the next four years. The House Finance Committee approved the measure Tuesday after defeating Democratic proposals to reinstate the estate tax and the Earned Income Tax Credit.