Reuters: North Carolina as the New Wisconsin
North Carolina is getting national attention as the General Assembly finalizes historic legislative reforms that cuts government spending, eases the tax burden on NC citizens, and restores economic competitiveness with other states. Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform discuss the similarities this has with Wisconsin’s 2011 reforms and why Washington lawmakers should take notice.
North Carolina as the New Wisconsin
By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
July 12, 2013
North Carolina, a state traditionally associated with Southern hospitality, college basketball and barbeque, is bucking its genteel reputation this summer as state politics reach fever pitch.
“Nowhere is the battle between liberal and conservative visions of government fiercer,” wrote David Graham of The Atlantic, “than North Carolina.” NBC Political Director Chuck Todd cited Graham’s piece as “a good argument that the best — and most important — political story that no one has probably heard about is taking place in North Carolina.” Read more…