Category Archives: NC General Assembly

Posts about the NC General Assembly

NC Battleship needs to admit where they REALLY get their money

I went to the NC Battleship a couple of months ago and there were signs everywhere stating they were 100% funded with private donations.  I thought that was incorrect, and the House budget made it very easy to prove the Battleship wrong. In the Speaker’s press release that came out this morning about the passageContinue Reading

For those who missed last night’s budget debate in the House…

… here’s an animated recap. Two weeks ago, Republicans greeted surprising news of a budget surplus that, factoring in unspent money reverting back to the General Fund, amounted to about $850 million: Now, voters might have expected more fiscal discipline from House Republicans — if not out of a supposed philosophical difference from previous Democrat-led chambers,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Volvo’s recent decision to site a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina has helped spur increased interest in the future of targeted tax incentives in North Carolina. Roy Cordato makes the free-market case against incentives during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses regulatory obstacles standing in the way of new charterContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on research debunking a myth about a link between North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law and hospitals’ provision of charity care. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal reports that an otherwise problematic N.C. House budget has some good ideas for public education.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Chamber is touting potential benefits of a per-mile vehicle tax. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House budget plan spends too much.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. House’s two-year budget plan would spend about $1 billion more than Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal. Dan Way’s Daily Journal highlights some disturbing elements of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent commencement address at N.C. Central University.

JLF’s alternative state budget focuses on savings, fiscal discipline

A $400 million budget surplus might entice N.C. lawmakers to look for new ways to spend taxpayers’ money. But the John Locke Foundation’s newly unveiled alternative General Fund budget urges those lawmakers to focus instead on boosting savings and exercising fiscal discipline. Learn more here and by watching the video clip below with the alternativeContinue Reading

In case you missed him …

Barry Smith discussed potential legislative responses to a $400 million budget surplus during an appearance on UNC Public Television’s “Legislative Week in Review.”