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MEDICAID MONSTER THREATENS GOVERNOR’S SOUND BUDGET

A predictable, overblown reaction from the bigger government lobby at the News and Observer is a clear signal Governor McCrory produced a fiscally responsible budget last week. While limiting overall spending growth below population plus inflation, the Governor devotes an additional $237 million to public education to hire 1400 new teachers, raise teacher pay, buy […]

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ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MORALITY OR MASSACRE?

On Valentine’s Day, the Democratic Party’s shock troops, the Moral Monday protesters, gathered in Raleigh under the command of Moral arbiter in chief, NAACP President William Barber. Reverend Barber bills his protest march as right, namely himself , against wrong, the ”extremist” Republican Legislature. And to put it mildly, the philosophical difference between Barber’s Democrats […]

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education, jobs, economy lead top 2015 state issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 6, 2015 PRESS INQUIRIES: info@cprnc.org North Carolinians are most concerned with jobs, the economy, and education, and 81% say the state’s economy has stayed the same or gotten better in a statewide poll released Friday by the Carolina Partnership for Reform. Support continues for reforms to the tax structure, with the […]

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HILLARY GOING EXTREMIST?

North Carolina’s Attorney General and other left-wing Democrats brand the Governor and Legislature ” extremist”.  The left cites as extremist the Senate’s natural gas drilling bill that allows the same fracking process used across the nation for oil and gas drilling to be used here.  Anyone going to a gas station can see the benefits […]

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PROGRESS INDEX

Changes Under the New Legislative Leadership Starting Teacher Salary Increase +$4570    –NCDPI, WRAL Number of state funded teachers increase +2719    – State Budget Public school $/pupil state Spending increase +$535 New Jobs +296,000    –Bureau of Labor Statistics Tax Climate for Doing Business Improves to 16th in America from 44th    –Tax Foundation […]

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NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMY BACK

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia publishes a monthly index of state economic indicators based on employment and unemployment changes, hours worked and wages. The newest report came in October and showed North Carolina among the best performing states. We were also among the fastest growing states in October 2013. But in October 2008-2012,we never […]

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REFORM HELPS MORE PEOPLE THAN INSULTS

Continuing improvement in the North Carolina economy stands in sharp contrast to the name calling agenda of the left-wing, die hard opponents of reforming government. Triangle Business Journal recently reported dramatic improvement in North Carolina’s tax climate for doing business in the Tax Foundation’s national ranking. “According the foundation’s index, North Carolina jumped 28 spots […]

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REFORM DELIVERS RESULTS. UNEMPLOYMENT KEEPS FALLING.

REFORM DELIVERS RESULTS. UNEMPLOYMENT KEEPS FALLING. New unemployment figures show how hard choices the Legislature made to payoff debt in the Unemployment Insurance Fund expanded the economy. In October, North Carolina unemployment continued falling down to 6.3%. New jobs increased by 17,000 over the prior month with total non seasonally adjusted employment reaching 4.422 million. […]

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