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    Big Government, Big Price Tag – Part 3

    posted November 3, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    “Keep your eye on one thing and one thing only: how much government is spending, because that’s the true tax. … The thing you should keep your eye…
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    North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control System: Part 1

    posted February 15, 2019 by Jon Sanders
    Background Did you know that North Carolina used to be the nation’s leader in locally owned and operated distilleries? It’s true. In 1904 the state had 745 registered distilleries, 540…
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    Public Financing of MLS Stadiums Warrants a Red Card

    posted August 4, 2017 by Julie Tisdale
    When Major League Soccer (MLS) started play in 1996, there were 10 teams in the league and the whole undertaking faced an uncertain future. Despite the wild popularity of soccer…
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    Progressivity And The Flat Tax

    posted December 13, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Is the the idea of a “progressive flat tax” an oxymoron? The typical argument for a broad-based flat-rate income tax, also called a single rate or proportional…
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    Rocky Mount Event Center

    posted December 7, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    In 2012, residents of Rocky Mount started hearing about plans for an event center. The city council was talking about a project that would spur downtown economic development and…
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    Forsyth County Bond Referenda

    posted November 3, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Forsyth County residents will be voting next week on a set of bond issues totaling $430 million. The largest one is $350 million for local schools, but there are two…

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