Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

In case you missed him …

Rick Henderson analyzed for Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” Gov. Pat McCrory’s relationships with social conservatives and top legislative leaders.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the commission charged with replacing Common Core school standards has no money to do its work. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal reports on the opening stages of North Carolina’s latest state budget process.

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray analyzed for Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” issues such as Gov. Pat McCrory’s lawsuit against top N.C. legislative leaders over their appointments to state government commissions, along with the N.C. House speaker’s race.

The State’s Budget is being created right now…

The upcoming legislative session will begin the state’s biennial, or two year, budget cycle. Each biennium begins in an odd-numbered year and also ends in an odd-numbered year. For example, the 2015-17 biennium covers the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017, and includes fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17. Even though the newContinue Reading

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray analyzed Gov. Pat McCrory’s latest approval ratings during the latest edition of Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.”

FRD confirms: Teachers received an average pay increase of 7 percent

The N.C. General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD) recently revised their history of teacher and state employee salary increases through 2015.  Below is the relevant information from that publication, but keep in mind that this only includes state-mandated raises.  Individual districts may provide an additional supplement or bonus at their discretion.

Cato ranks McCrory at the top of the class

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory gets the highest grade, and one of only four As, in the libertarian Cato Institute’s new Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014. Download the PDF here. McCrory and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a fellow Republican, get matching scores in the Cato report. Other A grades go to PaulContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that a section of Interstate 77 could become the first highway in the state to use flexible toll pricing. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines the fiscal conservative’s approach to public debt.