Category Archives: Local government
Today, the city of Raleigh published the press release seen below stating a new farmer’s market is coming to Southeast Raleigh in replacement of the two grocery stores that closed in January of this year. The Raleigh City Council decided to supply $15,000, to help with start-up costs. Local reports were made on the closureContinue Reading
This week, in Rockingham Now, Brian Carlton wrote about a new incentive package for two businesses expanding their operations in Reidsville. Both companies currently have operations there, but the money they’ll get from the city and county is supposed to aid their growth and thereby facilitate job creation. The incentives total almost $200,000 and areContinue Reading
WSOC-TV, Channel 9 News of Charlotte did an investigative story about the Charlotte districts and which districts get the most money. The news reporters found that the western districts get the most money, while the southern districts get the least – a difference of $100 million in some cases. Watch the short video segment here.
Gov. Pat McCrory has promised major reform of North Carolina’s Medicaid program. John Hood evaluates McCrory’s reform proposals during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray discusses recent development in the debate over ending North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate, and Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips explains why his group is pumping $500,000Continue Reading
The National Association of Counties (NACO) publishes a monthly newsletter titled County News. This month’s edition had a short blurb about the 5 percent budget cut to Head Start, which was triggered by sequestration. The author wrote, The cuts are being lamented by advocates for preschool preparedness because of the program’s long-lasting impact for students.Continue Reading
Taxpayers across North Carolina have a chance again this year to compare their local tax-and-fee burdens to those of people living in other Tar Heel cities and counties, thanks to this morning’s release of the latest By The Numbers report from the John Locke Foundation. Among the headlines: Mooresville ends Charlotte’s 11-year run as theContinue Reading