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What’s the best timing for valuing property?

What’s the best timing for valuing property?

Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four …

May 1st, 2016 |  

McCrory’s mediocre budget fails to divert attention from his pro-discrimination law

McCrory’s mediocre budget fails to divert attention from his pro-discrimination law

Things aren’t going very well for Gov. Pat McCrory these days. The massive opposition to the anti-LGBT bill HB2 he …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Good start on state savings

Good start on state savings

Republicans who control the state budget have been criticized for tax changes in recent years, as well as for the …

April 27th, 2016 |  

North Carolina’s older population and the need for state action growing

The Baby Boomers Are Here! North Carolina is experiencing a significant increase in our older population as the state’s 2.4 …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Our changing media world

Our changing media world

If you’ve lived on this planet more than 20 years you’ve experienced constant changes. We constantly hear that the only …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Reinvestment should be top priority for lawmakers during the Short Session

Reinvestment should be top priority for lawmakers during the Short Session

Tuesday, state lawmakers will return to Jones Street for the start of the Short Session. The primary focus of the …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Promoting opportunity for children and their families in the state budget

What do North Carolina’s children need in order to get a solid start in life, and what priority should children …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Time to refocus on rebuilding the infrastructure of opportunity

Time to refocus on rebuilding the infrastructure of opportunity

State lawmakers return to Raleigh Monday night for their summer session and they have a lot to talk about, HB2, …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Letter to the Editor: Pastor Sonny Thomas responds to Ken Lynn’s letter

On Monday, April 18, the Ashe County Commissioners voted unanimously to send a resolution of support to Governor Pat McCrory …

April 20th, 2016 |  

A special kind of ignorance

A special kind of ignorance

Now that all the back-slapping and high-fiving celebrating the Ashe County Commissioners’ unanimously approved resolution supporting NC’s “Bathroom Law” (HB2) …

April 20th, 2016 |  

Republicans took the bait

Republicans took the bait

As a TV talk show moderator my job is to ask questions. Lately, I’ve been fielding them, mostly about HB2. …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Don’t overstate political divide

Don’t overstate political divide

Has North Carolina become a state of extremes? Based on recent events, and lots of recent handwringing, you might think …

April 19th, 2016 |  

North Carolina’s big ‘tax swap’ is coming up short

North Carolina’s big ‘tax swap’ is coming up short

Tax Day 2016 is upon us and it’s clearer than ever that North Carolina’s recently re-formulated tax code is failing …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Is there trouble with trade?

Is there trouble with trade?

One of the first principles I teach my new economics students is the benefits of trade. I use the following …

April 17th, 2016 |  

Too little, too late

Pat McCrory was a little late on the draw with his Executive Order. Had he vetoed HB2 and issued the …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Seven questions McCrory STILL hasn’t answered about his anti-LGBT law

Seven questions McCrory STILL hasn’t answered about his anti-LGBT law

Two weeks ago in this space, we listed seven questions that Gov. Pat McCrory should answer to clear things up …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Land of unequal opportunity

Land of unequal opportunity

An economy that works well for everyone remains elusive for many North Carolinians, according to county-by-county Economic Snapshots that the …

April 14th, 2016 |  

School choice is now mainstream

School choice is now mainstream

When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Special interest assault on judicial independence is harming NC

There are a lot of disturbing indicators these days about the future of American democracy and the growing power of …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Are you better off?

Are you better off?

If the 2016 election cycle ever leaves the focus on personalities and gets down to issues we might focus on …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Economic developers bite their tongues on HB2

Economic developers bite their tongues on HB2

As the big business objections to House Bill 2 roll in, you have to wonder what the state’s top economic …

April 8th, 2016 |  

McCrory still under siege two weeks after signing sweeping anti-LGBT bill

McCrory still under siege two weeks after signing sweeping anti-LGBT bill

In case you are wondering how things are going for Gov. Pat McCrory two weeks after he signed a sweeping …

April 8th, 2016 |  

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