Category: Raleigh

NC Senate passes sweeping tax cut package with 8 Democrats onboard

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Senate passed a Republican-led tax reform package Wednesday evening in a quick, 36-14 vote that drew eight Democrats to cross the aisle and vote in favor of the bill. House…

Lawmakers to Roy Cooper: Show us the science

scientist in lab

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – It has been 450 days since Gov. Roy Cooper put North Carolina under a state-of-emergency order due to the COVID pandemic.  State lawmakers are demanding concrete information on when it will end. On Tuesday,…

Cutting corporate tax helps NC consumers

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – With negotiators for the North Carolina House and Senate confirming that they’ve agreed on the broad outlines of a state budget for next year, the prospect of ending the state’s 2.5% corporate income tax…

NC legislative chambers agree to spending amount

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the N.C. House and Senate have reached a deal for the next budget. After weeks of closed negotiations, N.C. Senate and…

North Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one of America’s key political battlegrounds. But when it comes to managing the state’s finances, the conservatives in…

NCDOT pilots new commercial trucking alert system

Raleigh, NC – The N.C. Department of Transportation is taking a novel approach to reducing the risk of commercial truck crashes to help keep work zones and highways flowing smoothly. The department is partnering with Intelligent Imaging Systems, a Canada-based company…

Will hybrids drive the economy?

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Plenty of politicians, planners, and business folks think they know what North Carolina’s post-pandemic economy will look like. But few seem entirely sure. They are noticeably hedging their predictions, which I consider to be…