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House to consider Inflation Reduction Act as economists sound alarms

Later this week, the U.S. House is expected to consider the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act that narrowly passed in the U.S. Senate Sunday night. However, economists are sounding alarm bells saying it will raise inflation, not reduce it, on those who need help the most.

Theresa Opeka
Opinion

Why does D.C. think you’re stupid?

What about Washington D.C., particularly the ruling Democrat Party, makes them think that the American people are thirsting for bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes? Why do they think the American people are stupid enough to fall for their economic nonsense? The professional D.C. class has been flipping cartwheels since U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, agreed...

Dallas Woodhouse
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House passes Medicaid expansion study bill

The North Carolina House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would direct the state's health agency to come up with a Medicaid Modernization Plan. The bill lays out the fiscal requirements that the members would require in order to vote expand Medicaid to an estimated 600,000 new enrollees.

Donna King

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N.C. Senate Democrats unveil a plan for families with legislation that includes picking up where Build Back Better left off

North Carolina Senate Democrats held a press conference Wednesday, June 15 to announce their “North Carolina Families Plan.” Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, Wake, said the plan was based on different pieces of legislation and the budget proposals laid out by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

Theresa Opeka
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Senate Democrats propose gas tax rebate for those with a driver’s license

North Carolina Senate Democrats have filed a bill for what they call a $200 gas tax rebate. Only people with a valid driver's license would get the rebate. Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue, D-Wake, said they would not support permanently lowering income taxes for everyone. Instead, they call to use $1.3 billion or 20% out of the anticipated $4.2 billion of this year’s state surplus to pay for the rebates.

Theresa Opeka, Donna King
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Treasurer Folwell touts new No. 2 ranking for N.C. economic outlook

State Treasurer Dale Folwell is drawing attention to North Carolina’s No. 2 ranking in a new assessment of states’ economic outlook. The Tar Heel State trails only Utah in the ranking from the American Legislative Exchange Council. “This is tremendous news for North Carolina,” Folwell said in a news release. “I applaud the General Assembly...

Mitch Kokai
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Millions in Hurricane Florence relief money remains untracked

N.C. State Auditor Beth Wood’s office recently issued an audit that shows millions of dollars of Hurricane Florence disaster recovery funds were distributed with limited monitoring and/or without ensuring all recipients had a method to measure the results. In October 2018, the N.C. General Assembly enacted the Hurricane Florence Emergency Response Act after the hurricane...

Theresa Opeka