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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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May 11, 2015, No comments

New revenue projections released last week marked a considerable turnaround from a February estimate that the state could end the fiscal year with a $271 million deficit. Now, the surplus is large enough that it could trigger the next round of corporate income tax reductions.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Act 2 of the NC legislature set to begin

May 4, 2015, No comments

With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crun ...

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Forest Service steps toward ‘more constructive dialogue’ about Pisgah, Nantahala

April 27, 2015, No comments

The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past th ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Updated county-by-county, town sales tax plan analysis pinpoints WNC losses, gains

March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...