Category Archives: Budgets

Will UNC-CH professors admit that they were wrong?

The line starts to my right… From the News & Observer, July 30, 2013: Greg Copenhaver, a biology professor and member of the [Faculty Executive] committee, said there was no plot to cover up information to avoid NCAA scrutiny, only to avoid terminology that was misleading. The changes suggested by committee members, he said, wereContinue Reading

Iredell pro-bond group messes with Halloween

It’s bad enough that those who are promoting a facilities bond in Iredell County are using kids as props and public schools as distribution centers. Now they are messing with Halloween. But I am not worried.  I suspect that most pro-bond handouts will go the way of Necco Wafers and Mounds bars – in theContinue Reading

The deficit is down, but …

Alex Adrianson of the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” looks beyond the headlines tied to recent news about the federal deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the 2014 federal deficit rings in at $486 billion. That’s 2.8 percent of gross domestic product—the federal budget deficit’s smallest share of the economy since 2007. (It was nearlyContinue Reading

Education funding in the states

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a left-wing think tank that publishes research and funds like-minded state-based operations including the N.C. Justice Center. This week, CBPP published a report that examined education spending.  And N.C. Policy Watch, part of the organization that receives funding from CBPP, said the usual stuff about evilContinue Reading

Teenie weenie lunch

A student’s photo of what appears to be a rather unsatisfying lunch from an Oklahoma public school has gone viral.  My newsletter that outlines the effects of federal regulations on school lunches has not, but it would be cool if it did.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal agency’s efforts to block access to documents related to a grant project tied to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s family. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina’s state budget funds health care.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that key state lawmakers still oppose Medicaid expansion. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal looks beyond the rhetoric about cuts to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Health and Human Services Budget in North Carolina

Health Care Solutions Week: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is made up of thirty divisions and offices, which are categorized under four broad areas: health, human services, administration, and support.  In addition, the department oversees fourteen facilities including developmental centers, psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, amongContinue Reading