October 28, 2010 –
Carolina Journal Exclusive

Tax Foundation Ranks N.C. Business Tax Climate 10th Worst in Nation
By CJ Staff
RALEIGH — North Carolina earns the dubious distinction this week of joining the Tax Foundation’s list of the top 10 states with the worst business tax climates. The John Locke Foundation’s top budget expert places much of the blame on recent sales-tax increases. Voters in 11 counties will decide Nov. 2 whether to raise sales-tax rates even higher.

John Hood’s Daily Journal

Estimating the Republican Wave
In the NC Senate, generic polling has been a fairly good predictor of the share of votes cast for GOP candidates – but has tended to overestimate the number of seats won.


10.28.10 – Shuler, Miller get testy in radio debate

10.28.10 – NC candidate supports troops: Flier shows Germans

10.28.10 – Democrats begin boycott of N.C. discount chains

10.28.10 – Political e-mail sent to school employees

10.28.10 – NAACP flier targets proponents of neighborhood schools

10.28.10 – Harding to CMS: Leave us alone

10.28.10 – Workers’ comp rate to edge up

10.28.10 – N.C. seeks solution on green homes

10.28.10 – Can hotel taxes be used for economic development?

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:00 noon
A luncheon
with our special guest Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
Love and Economics: It takes a Family to Raise a Village

Monday, November 01, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Noon
A meeting of the Shaftesbury Society
with our special guest John Hood
Surf’s Up in Carolina: A 2010 Election Preview

Today’s Opinions

DWI deaths
The Charlotte Observer says that North Carolina should make drunk driving a felony after the third DWI conviction within a decade and require mandatory prison time.

The revenue secretary
David Hoyle became state revenue secretary Monday, and one question some might ask is whether the fox is now guarding the hen house says the Winston-Salem Journal.

Tuition increases
The Wilmington Star-News says that UNC Wilmington trustees should do everything in their power to prevent yet another large increase in tuition.


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