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23064
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The Interstate highway system in North Carolina faces daily issues of clogging, high traffic volume, and accidents. Unfortunately, over the next 35 years, the state of North Carolina will need to spend $11.3 billion in reconstruction and $9.4 billion to widen the roads. John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation suggests that rather than raising the sales tax, the state should consider using tolls to pay for interstate improvements.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 1, January 2015, p6-7, il Periodical Website
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23155
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John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation, offers his suggestions for how the North Carolina government can save money and become more cost-competitive.
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28470
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In the debate over House Bill 2, opinions diverge on who is the intimidator. The author talks about why efforts to find a compromise broke down and how the value of freedom versus security played a role. For opponents of the “bathroom bill,” state lawmakers were bullies dictating to local officials what ordinances they could pass and which bathrooms transgender North Carolinians could use in government buildings. For supporters of HB2, out-of-state interests were the bullies who were using boycotts and other pressure to dictate what laws could be passed and what their bathroom policies could be.
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30202
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When it comes to trade policy, North Carolina has a great deal at stake. Although previous trade agreements have increased competitive pressure on some traditional industries, such as textiles and furniture, opening foreign markets to other consumer products has been essential to the success of many companies doing business in the state. With a new presidency, there may be new policies for international trade and relations.
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30389
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For decades, North Carolina politicians, policy analysts, and interest groups have talked about reforming the state’s antiquated tax code. This article presents different perspectives in the Great Tax Reform Debate of 2013, and discusses challenges in the state economy. Also discussed are recommendations for a form of consumption taxation called the USA Tax, for Unlimited Savings Allowance.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 1, Spring 2013, p23-24, por
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36254
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Until 2017, one of the areas that had received comparatively little political attention in North Carolina’s state lawmakers is transportation. Under a Republican-controlled state government, ceasing the transfer of funds from the Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund. This, along with a change in taxes and fees, promised to provide more funds for transportation-related projects. An accompanying chart illustrated the proposed transportation spending over the next four years.
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36273
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Economic and occupational growth in the Tarheel State, partly because of sectors such as banking and higher education, has fed what Hood called North Carolina Exceptionalism. What may be less obvious to those on both side of the political spectrum is the role that the Republican and Democrat parties have played in the growth of such sectors, whether for credit or blame.
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36298
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Contentions between America’s political parties arise from misunderstandings as much as differences of opinion, according to the author. Clearing up some misunderstandings is Hood’s analysis of how the first amendment, tax cuts, war on poverty, and fight to improve education impact American society.
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36309
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Giving a considerable kick-start to America’s economy and job development is small businesses. Experts are hopeful the recent uptick in entrepreneurial ventures will bring the needed economic and occupational boost. The author believes this trend’s continuation includes making establishment of innovative and disruptive businesses possible for the next generation. Hood believed this was possible through activities such as entrepreneurship education programs through 4-H clubs and the Raleigh Children’s Business Fair.