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Workers label federal budget deal “missed opportunity” and call for new revenues from closing corporate loopholes

As details continued to emerge throughout the day about a possible short-term Federal budget deal for 2014 and 2015, it’s become increasingly clear that the deal represents a missed opportunity for a long-term resolution to our nations’ budget ...
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North Carolina continues to lag nation in job creation and is moving in the wrong direction

Despite recent superficial improvement in North Carolina’s unemployment rate, persistent joblessness continues to plague the state’s workers and hinder the state’s recovery from the Great Recession. In recent years, North Carolina has consistently lagged the nation in reducing ...
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Profiles in tax avoidance: Yum! Brands

When Thanksgiving rolls around, no one wants to watch someone else eat all the turkey and then have to pick up the grocery bill all by oneself. But that’s what’s happening in our nation’s budget debate — highly ...
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Must Reads Profiles in Corporate Tax Avoidance

Profiles in tax avoidance: IBM

As Congress debates the federal budget, it is critically important to raise new revenues that can support our nation’s long-term economic recovery. One excellent source of new revenues involves the billions of dollars in corporate tax loopholes, deductions, ...
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New tax plan likely to spur property and sales tax hikes

Yesterday, the North Carolina Senate’s chief tax writing committee approved the third different major tax reform proposal put forth by state legislative leaders this year. It is, by any measure, an historically unprecedented $1 billion-a-year tax cut that ...
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Must Reads Profiles in Corporate Tax Avoidance

Profiles in corporate tax avoidance: Merck

April 15 is “Tax Day”—the day by which all Americans must file their federal income tax returns. This year, N.C. Policy Watch is using Tax Day as a means of highlighting a frequently under-reported message at this time ...
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Competing federal budget plans offer a stark choice

In the latest development in our nation’s interminable federal budget wars, the U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for the 2014 federal budget. The first plan—proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray—represents a balanced ...
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Sequestration shoots at the wrong deficit reduction target

In our nation’s never-ending federal budget wars, we hear a lot about the importance of “fixing the debt” and reducing the federal deficit.  We’re going to hear a lot more about this over the next two weeks, as ...
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Taking a balanced approach to reducing the Federal budget deficit

The big news on Capitol Hill of late is the emerging bipartisan support for replacing the looming across-the-board “sequestration” spending cuts to a range of Pentagon and non-military federal programs (including Head Start, education, and research & development) ...
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