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…
A sample of tax increases approved by Democrat-controlled legislatures that imposed a heavier tax burden – especially on lower- and middle-class households -- exposes the Left's hypocritical budget spin.
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.
Now you can learn the school of economic thought that politicians, mainstream economic professors and Paul Krugman don’t want you to know about - right in the palm of your hand. The Civitas Institute’s Austrian Economics app is now available for free download in Google Play and the iTunes store.
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.
Should North Carolina be more reliant on the federal government, or work to be more independent from D.C.? To answer that question, we need to understand how much the state already depends on Washington – and that dependency might be shocking to many NC taxpayers.
Imagine a piece of state legislation that could both lower your utility bill and make North Carolina more competitive for jobs. House Bill 681, the NC Energy Ratepayers Protection Act, does just that.
Five years ago, in response to a groundswell of parental complaints, Wake County schools finally ended its long-running policy of forced busing. Wake had long been one of a few remaining holdouts still clinging to this failed experiment that disrupted so many lives. But Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover), would…