Julie Tisdale

City and County Policy Analyst

Posts by Julie Tisdale (page 34)

  • Response to a Response on Public School Personnel Numbers

    A couple weeks ago, Terry Stoops wrote a blog post entitled “Eeeeeevil Republicans fund over 3,000 more public school jobs in 2012-13,” which looked at personnel numbers in North Carolina public schools over the last three years.  The data were pretty straightforward: jobs in NC’s public schools have increased.
    Julie Tisdale, February 12, 2013
  • Debt Reduction

    There’s a frightening piece in the Washington Post today about the president’s plan for debt reduction.  And what’s so scary is that it’s really not about reduction at all, at least not over the long term.  The CBO says that the president’s plan would reduce debt to somewhere around…
    Julie Tisdale, February 11, 2013
  • State Debt

    Today’s Fiscal Update looks at the issue of State Debt.  As of June last year, the state had over $9 billion in debt.  That’s right – $9 billion.  But it’s not all the same.  It’s financed in different ways, with different interest rates and different impacts on our state…
    Julie Tisdale, February 11, 2013
  • Payroll Tax and Its Economic Impact

    It appears that even the New York Times can see that the recent payroll tax increases have been bad for the economy.  In an article entitled “Restored Payroll Tax Pinches Those Who Earn the Least” they highlight the pinch that payroll tax increases, effective January 1st, are having both…
    Julie Tisdale, February 8, 2013
  • Higher Energy Prices: Resistance is Futile

    You think higher energy prices are a problem?  In today’s Rights and Regulation Update, Jon Sanders explains why corporate welfare and policies of the new administration in Ralieigh, will ensure that prices continue to rise.
    Julie Tisdale, February 7, 2013
  • More End of Course Test Propaganda

    In today’s environmental newsletter, Roy Cordato continues his series on End of Course Test questions in Biology that actually have little to do with science and everything to do with pushing a political agenda.  Read the latest here.
    Julie Tisdale, February 6, 2013
  • Public School Job Numbers

    You may not have heard, but employment numbers in North Carolina’s public schools have increased.  That’s right.  You read that correctly.  Despite what the media may have led you to believe, the Republican legislature over recent years has actually increased the number of teachers and other employees in North Carolina’s…
    Julie Tisdale, February 6, 2013
  • The Deficit Pit of Unemployment Insurance

    In today’s Fiscal Update, Sarah Curry helpfully explains the history of Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina and how we’ve gotten into the mess we’re in.  She also suggests a way out, by reevaluating unemployment benefit levels – a difficult but right decision that the General Assembly needs to make…
    Julie Tisdale, February 5, 2013