Tag:tax credits

  • Millis: Cooper choosing Hamilton is ‘par for the course’

    RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s selection of Rep. Susi Hamilton as secretary of natural and cultural resources is emblematic of the philosophical contrast between Cooper and the GOP legislative majority, state Rep. Chris Millis said. “It’s par for the course for a Cooper appointment to…

  • Big Business Still Getting Big Payouts From Renewable Tax Credits

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest insurance company, in 2015 received state tax credits for investments in renewable energy projects worth more than $40 million, and Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, used the 35 percent renewable credit for a tax break worth nearly…

  • N.C. House Democrats Reject Education Tax Credits

    RALEIGH — On June 3, Democrats in the North Carolina House rejected an amendment that would have allowed the General Assembly to consider the creation of an education tax credit enabling low- and middle-income students to escape their assigned public schools.

  • Give Credit Where Credit is Due

    Across the country, tax credit legislation is fast emerging as a popular, politically viable path to educational choice. Democrats and Republicans alike have embraced tax credits as a way to widen the aperture of educational freedom for low- and middle-income families. Seven states have already passed laws permitting tax credits…

  • A Choice for Utah Voters

    This November 6th, all eyes will be trained on the Beehive state. Utah voters will head to the polls to express their views on Referendum 1, a statewide, universal education voucher program. If it succeeds, the program would be the first of its kind in the nation.