• John Locke Update

    An Overview of Business Taxes

    posted October 4, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Tax reform is always a work in progress as legislators seek to raise revenue for the government without impeding the economy. Business taxes are particularly tricky, in part because businesses…
  • John Locke Update

    Should Out-of-State Companies Collect Sales Tax?

    posted September 27, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Advocates for higher taxes and spending were excited to see a new pool of economic activity from which to siphon money, but Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Revenue (NCDOR) may…
  • John Locke Update

    States, Taxes, and Economic Growth

    posted August 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Would North Carolina be a better place without an income tax? A recent Bankrate.com article compared the nine states that forgo broad-based personal income taxes with the rest of…
  • John Locke Update

    Putting a Limit on Government Spending

    posted June 15, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Large majorities of North Carolina voters support enshrining additional rights and responsibilities in the state constitution in the latest polling by the Civitas Institute. Three-quarters of respondents said people should…
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper Budget: Higher Taxes Now and Later

    posted May 24, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 [1] would spend $1.5 billion more than the current year, raise taxes, divert millions in other funds, increase dependence…

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