Spreading the word about N.C.’s real state budget numbers

Partisans on all sides toss around a lot of numbers connected to North Carolina’s state budget debate. Some of those numbers are more accurate than others, and some are subject to misuse.

Joseph Coletti discussed the importance of highlighting accurate, dependable information about the budget during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Coletti explains how a different interpretation of the size of the 2011-12 state budget shortfall can lead to different conclusions about the steps Gov. Beverly Perdue has proposed to fill that budget hole.

2:20 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 56:35 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...