What people are talking about – 2/21
In another crushing blow for poor and low-income families, the General Assembly is considering allowing the Earned Income Tax Credit to expire after the 2013 tax year. The EITC offers low wage earners a credit to offset their local tax contributions. An elimination or cut in the credit would result in a higher tax rate. But so what with this new administration.
New State DOT Secretary Tony Tata has added to his staff again. Cris Mulder is the new deputy secretary of internal and external affairs. Mulder will be responsible for strategic communications, marketing, branding and transforming all aspects of DOT communications. She starts on March 11.
Most of you probably know by now that the NCDOT has increased the speed limit on a section of I-540 from 65 to 70 miles per hour. And most of you probably don’t care since you were already going 70 anyway.
Raleigh this week approved Oberlin Cemetery at 1014 Oberlin Road as an historic landmark. The cemetery is one of the surviving landmarks in Oberlin Village, the largest freedmen’s village in Wake County. Yep, the Oberlin area used to be all black.