Study finds state has higher rates of deep poverty and child poverty than majority of U.S. Poverty in North Carolina either climbed or stayed steady from 2007 to 2013, despite the economic recovery, according to a new report ...Read more Comments Off on New report: Economic recovery has made no dent in NC poverty
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Governor McCrory’s budget is anticipated as early as this week. The choices made in this budget will either allow the state to help rebuild pathways to economic opportunity or continue to reroute badly needed resources for that endeavor ...Read more Comments Off on BTC Report: Gov. McCrory’s budget choices will shape North Carolina’s future
Last Friday, January 30 marked a little known national “holiday”: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. The IRS-led national event was intended – as the title implies – to spread awareness about this modest but vital tax ...Read more Comments Off on North Carolina abandons a critical tool to combat inequality
Report explains folly of new proposal under consideration in the General Assembly A proposed change in the way North Carolina taxes multistate corporations would fail to achieve its goal of boosting investment and job creation, and instead result ...Read more Comments Off on Yet another tax cut for corporations?
As we reflect on the 50 years that have passed since President Lyndon Johnson launched America’s “War on Poverty,” it is also important to examine the nation’s public policy response to the most recent economic downturn that pushed ...Read more Comments Off on Lost lessons from the Great Depression