• Press Release

    Easley Budget By the Numbers

    February 22, 2005
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley’s proposed state budget uses higher taxes to close the vast majority of an $1.1 billion budget deficit, itself created primarily by the governor’s proposed new…
  • John Locke Update

    Government as Parent

    January 20, 2005
    If your family includes a child younger than eight years or weighing less than 80 pounds, you’d better also have a booster seat in your car. That new regulation took…
  • Research Report

    Recipe for Disaster: Tax Hikes Would Damage State Economic Climate

    July 23, 2001
    A new plan from N.C. House Democrats to increase state and local taxes by another $633 million in FY 01-02 would further damage North Carolina's already weakening economy. If passed, the tax hikes would push North Carolina's tax burden higher than the national average for the first time in history, and 12 percent higher than the regional average. Our tax burden would far exceed those of such states as California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.