Budgets

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    Richmond County School have more resources, not “less”

    In a recent Richmond County Daily Journal article, Superintendent Cindy Goodman declared that “everyone in the district should celebrate” because the Richmond County Schools “do more with less.”  Of course, it begs the question of what she means by “less.” According to N.C. Department of Public Instruction data, the…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2017
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    One conservative columnist who doesn’t fret about Trump’s deal with Democrats

    Deroy Murdock explains at National Review Online why he’s not worried about the debt-limit deal President Trump reached with Democratic congressional leaders. The Right’s insomnia over this matter seems excessive and misdirected. Trump on Wednesday agreed to the proposal of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2017
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    Barron’s probes Trump’s debt deal with Democrats

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s explores the president’s agreement with Democrats to delay the next fight over the federal debt ceiling. However it came about, Trump apparently saw this as a good way to prevent inside-the-Beltway politics from obstructing efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, against the backdrop…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2017
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    Foundations and the State

    Should private philanthropy seek to replace government-provided social services? I have argued in this space that it should, and have sought in my outside activity to make this possible. Others, however, think philanthropy should test innovative ideas so government can add to its activities. Rob Reich, co-director of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2017
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    North Carolina Made Promises, Now The Bill’s Coming Due

    N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell explains the long-term liabilities linked to state pension and health benefits for government retirees. Folwell offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio with Mitch Kokai. WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor ponders host of bad options addressing government debt

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s explores an expected frenzy over the latest vote to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. … [M]any more scary proclamations are coming, from deficit hawks among the Republican members of the House and Senate, resentful members of the Democratic minorities, the belligerent president of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper is asking North Carolinians to help support a school supply drive for the state’s public schools. Terry Stoops assesses the governor’s proposal and schools’ classroom supply needs for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains why North Carolina state government…
    Mitch Kokai, August 25, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper wants the N.C. Supreme Court to declare parts of the new state budget unconstitutional. Rick Henderson explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the growing importance of telemedicine. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin discusses recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017