Yesterday, leaders of the House Finance Committee filed House Bill 356, “The Tax Reduction Act of 2017,” calling for another round of tax cuts for North Carolina’s families and businesses. This comprehensive legislation builds on the historic tax reforms that have stimulated the state’s rapid economic growth since 2013. House Bill 356 would once again increase North Carolina’s “standard deduction,” this time […]
Representative Bell speaks with Gary Salamido, Vice President of Government Affairs for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
At a press conference earlier today, Representatives Nelson Dollar, Julia Howard, Sarah Stevens, and Susan Martin filed a bipartisan bill to provide space on North Carolina’s state income tax form that will allow individuals to donate a portion of their tax refund to support the early detection of breast and cervical cancer as provided by […]
The following piece was written by North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell and first appeared in the North State Journal on February 8, 2016. What We’ve Done for North Carolina North Carolina was once a state that was defined by slow economic growth, high unemployment, burdensome taxes, and massive federal debt. Our great state […]
We’re all familiar with that old saw “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin wrote those words in a letter to French physicist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in late 1789, two years after the adoption of the United States Constitution and just six months before his death in the spring of 1790. And while it’s taken centuries […]
The following article is reposted from yesterday’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. It references a report prepared by Dr. Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. You can read the entire report here. (Note: Dr. Walden’s report concerns North Carolina’s economic […]
Tax and budget changes likely to be modest Top GOP lawmakers say 2017 session likely to keep major reforms in place as increases in teacher compensation kick in Guest Post by Barry Smith Top legislative budget and tax writers say the N.C. General Assembly isn’t likely to tackle more extensive tax reform next year. Nor […]
Breaking a 140-year streak of one-party rule in North Carolina, in 2011 Republicans gained the majority in both chambers of the state legislature. And they went right to work implementing a whole host of pro-growth reforms which have powered an economic recovery that’s the envy of the nation. Since 2011, North Carolinians have enjoyed more […]