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Who pays taxes in North Carolina?

This tax season marks the final year North Carolina taxpayers will file their income taxes under the state’s old tax code. By next year the increased tax load for many North Carolina taxpayers will be apparent as a result of … Read More...

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Report documents Great Tax Shift; new NC code produces worst-of-all-worlds results

It’s depressing as hell, but everyone who cares about North Carolina public policy should make this new report by the N.C. Budget and Tax Center’s Cedric Johnson: “Who Pays in 2014″ a part of their Tax Day reading list.
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Federal Judge Set To Issue Key Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling


BY AMANDA LEE MYERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.

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Powerful new video on the national fight for working families

Voices from the Front Lines – a powerful new video from Family Values @ Work – combines a series of real-life vignettes about the struggles of working families across the country. From new moms forced back to work days after giving birth to hard-working dads stringing together part-time jobs to make a living wage, these powerful stories show why work doesn’t work for too many families and how new policies can make a difference.

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Report: State Corporate Income Tax Revenue Eroding

Important Revenue Source Helps Stabilize Often Erratic General Fund Growth
April 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBUQUERQUE—Changes in the state’s corporate income tax (CIT) structure during the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions are causing New Mexico’s CIT revenue to erode. This important revenue source helps stabilize the state’s general fund, which has had erratic growth in recent years, according to a report released today.

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BTC BRIEF: Who Pays in 2014 - Tax Plan Creates Winners and Losers in North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State Tax PolicyChanges are coming to who pays taxes in North Carolina, and the news is not good for middle- and low-income taxpayers.

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BTC BRIEF: Who Pays in 2014 - Tax Plan Creates Winners and Losers in North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State Tax PolicyChanges are coming to who pays taxes in North Carolina, and the news is not good for middle- and low-income taxpayers.

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Sex, forecasting and fiscal planning (okay, no sex)

Twice a year,  the seven members of the State Board of Equalization – six statewide elected officers and the Secretary of Agriculture – get together to certify how much revenue the legislature will have to appropriate for the upcoming fiscal year.

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April 16th Rally Against Gun Violence

A year ago, a minority in the Senate voted to block legislation that would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales and saved lives. But even though Congress has stalled, we’ve seen victories in states and cities all over the country, and our movement is stronger than ever. There’s a lot left to do, and your participation in the movement is crucial to passing common-sense laws all over the country.

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The case for a swift move away from fossil fuels continues to build

There’s more compelling evidence today — both around the world and here in North Carolina — of the urgent need to move to world economy off of its addiction to the heroin of fossil fuels.

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