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More at Four is among the state’s best investments

Proposed funding, eligibility and administrative changes risk undermining the program's success, says a new NC Justice Center study Current legislative proposals to alter the administration, eligibility criteria and funding levels of More at Four, North Carolina's nationally lauded ...
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Study: Sales tax won’t meet North Carolina’s transportation funding needs

Land-based taxes and fees are a better alternative, says a new report from NC Justice Center's Budget & Tax Center With increased demand for transportation services during a time of diminished state budget coffers, local governments will likely ...
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Justice Center report: Revamp transportation budget to fund vital projects

North Carolina's transportation budget is in crisis. But, says a new report, more efficient and effective funding systems could ensure that North Carolina gets the public transportation so crucial for the state's economic and social well-being. The report, ...
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Study: Corporate tax reform won’t cost North Carolina jobs

Most N.C. manufactures are already subject to "combined reporting," which closes tax loopholes, in other states Protests from major North Carolina manufacturers that tax reform would cost jobs fly in the face of those companies' actions in other ...
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Report explodes myth of runaway spending by North Carolina government

Think the well-publicized budget gap in North Carolina is due to uncontrolled spending? Think again. A research brief released this morning by the North Carolina Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center analyzes almost 10 years of fiscal data. ...
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Lawmakers face more than $3 billion budget gap in 2009-10

Estimates from the Budget & Tax Center show how the shortfall could expand even further next year If current economic realities remain unchanged, North Carolina's budget gap could balloon to more than $3 billion next year. A new ...
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North Carolina working families struggling to make ends meet

A new national report finds that 32 percent of working families in North Carolina earn low incomes, ranking the state 37th in the nation for percentage of low-income working families. Additionally, 24.4 percent of the jobs in the ...
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