Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

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.

The Left’s new school funding argument

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) published “Funding North Carolina’s Public Schools: Changes Since FY 2008-09.” The two-page note formed the basis of a piece by editorial page editor Ned Barnett (NB) of the News & Observer among others. I had hoped to provide a more detailed response to both, but mostContinue Reading

Long-term N.C. road-funding challenges

North Carolina has the second-largest network of state-maintained roads in the country and one of the nation’s highest gas taxes. Plus motor vehicles’ increased fuel efficiency means that the gas tax will bring in less revenue as time goes on. Gary Harris, executive director of N.C. Petroleum and Convenience Marketers, discussed the implications for theContinue Reading

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray responded on Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” to Gov. Pat McCrory’s decision to allow a new coal ash law to take effect without his signature.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the political and constitutional implications of a separation-of-powers dispute between Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislative leaders. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal exposes the folly of fast-food workers’ attempt to more than double the government-mandated minimum wage.