Local Politics

Burr, Marshall split on how to mend economy

Posted October 11, 2010 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated October 11, 2010 8:25 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates differ on how to encourage job growth during the nation's struggling economic recovery.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr said in a debate Monday night that the country needs predictable tax rates and regulation. He believes that would give investors and employers confidence to create jobs.

Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall said she'd like to see tax credits for job creation and to eliminate tax credits for companies who move jobs out of the United States.

Monday's debate at the University of North Carolina Television studios was hosted by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation. The group didn't invite Libertarian Mike Beitler because surveys failed to show him with at least 10 percent support.

Beitler will participate in a TV debate Wednesday night.