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2019-21 House Budget: Appropriations and Availability

You can read our Spotlight on the House Budget or, if you prefer tables and graphs, we have them below

First, we compare appropriations and availability in the House budget with Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget. When we treat debt service similarly, we see the governor would have spent $600 million more than the House has in its budget. Most of the difference is carried over to next fiscal year. These figures do not include the higher tax collections in April and recently forecast $700 million revenue surplus.

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Joseph Coletti / Senior Fellow

Joe Coletti is a senior fellow at the John Locke Foundation focused on fiscal policy issues. He previously headed the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform initiativ...

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