Generation Opportunity Breaks Down the 2017-2018 North Carolina State Budget Compromise

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North Carolina legislature conferees earlier this week unveiled their $23 billion budget agreement for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which included pro-growth tax relief and responsible spending levels that will help grow the economy.  The compromise budget also included significant cuts to wasteful corporate welfare programs, and long-overdue “raise the age”…

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This State Needed Criminal Justice Reform More Than Any Other. Now It’s Here.

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For years, Louisiana has held the distinction of being the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Thanks to a bipartisan criminal justice reform package just signed into law, that may soon change. Lousiana’s “Justice Reinvestment” laws will streamline penalties,…

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Michigan Taxpayers are Forced to Pay Millions for a Basketball Stadium

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In Detroit, Michigan, taxpayers are now being forced to subsidize basketball. You heard that right. Local governments are collecting hard-earned taxpayer money to build infrastructure for sports teams. The Detroit city council recently approved a $20 million tax incentive for the Detroit Pistons’ $83 million practice facility. Additionally, a minimum…

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