Reinstating a top rate of 7.75 percent on the state’s personal income tax would once again give North Carolina the highest top income tax rate in the Southeast, and one of the highest in the nation. Why do these legislators want to go back to the failed policies of the…
North Carolina is the first state to lose a voter photo ID case and the Republicans in the state legislature were the deciding factor. Late last week, out of nowhere, Republicans in the state Senate and House passed a bill that effectively gutted North Carolina’s never-implemented voter photo ID legislation.
Why do liberal legislators want to add to the list of acceptable voter ID’s with what is essentially a duplication of other already accepted forms of IDs?
The amount of paid sick time employers offer their workers is none of the government’s business. Mutually agreed upon terms of employment should not be criminalized.
This week’s Bad Bill of the Week features the resurrection of a Bad Bill feature from two years ago. House Bill 609, The Healthy and High Performing Schools Act, is sponsored by Reps. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) and Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg). HB 609 is a near carbon-copy of…
Not only does the House budget exceed sensible measures of spending restraint, it is packed with unnecessary pork spending and handouts to well-heeled corporate cronies.
States should be seeking legislation to peel back burdensome and often unnecessary occupational licensing laws. Unfortunately, HB 191/SB 623 doubles down on this harmful practice and makes the burden even heavier.
Two months ago, we featured as a Bad Bill of the Week HB 245, which was a bill that would funnel state taxpayer funds to a local children’s museum in the bill sponsor’s district. Similarly, House Bill 416 Sampson County History Museum Funds, would direct state tax dollars to a…
Would it be okay if citizens were forced to vote for a candidate against their will? Of course not. So why do certain NC legislators think it okay to force citizens to financially support candidates against their will? This week's Bad Bill of the Week would impose this unjust mandate.
In a free society, employers and employees voluntarily agree to the terms of their relationship. Unfortunately, House Bill 816, Labor/Provide Relief for Caregivers, would further inject government into the employer/employee agreement.