Editor’s Notes: Editor goes on quest for bill’s origins
The North Carolina General Assembly has been considering a package of economic incentives projected to be worth about $300 million. It’s been a controversial issue, one that has some people scratching their heads or has made them hopping mad as the state also tries to cut spending from its upcoming fiscal year’s budget. Take Rodney Pitts, president of the Charlotte Economics Club, a chapter of the National Association for Business Economics, who falls into the latter category. “We should not be adding to government spending at a time when we need to be cutting the budget, and we need to be cutting the budget by bigger amounts than have already been discussed,” Pitts said.