Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves
initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based
progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside
information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the
traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed
specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused
on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite
state- or city-based blog you think I should know about. **Inclusion of a
diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its
At BlueNC, **James** writes—The Great North Carolina GOP Tax Increase of 2014:
> When Republicans talk about their big tax cut coming in January, people will
be forgiven for not getting all that excited. The bottom rate will drop from
6.0% to 5.8%, which qualifies as nothing more than chump change. For a person
making $25,000, the tax cut is whopping $50. Impressive.
> Of course, if you happen to be a high-income earner, the picture is a lot
prettier. Your tax rate will drop from 7.75% to ...