Brian Balfour

Senior Vice President of Research

Posts by Brian Balfour (page 5)

  • WRAL editorial ignores vital details about Medicaid expansion

    WRAL earlier this week published an editorial titled “Take the money, it’s ours. Expand Medicaid.” The article misses the mark in many ways, starting with the article title itself. The money to pay for Medicaid expansion is not “ours.” It doesn’t even exist. The federal government is already…
    Brian Balfour, March 11, 2021
  • State Debt Nearly One-Third Lower Than in 2013

    The State Treasurer’s office released today its latest debt affordability study,  which showed that not only did North Carolina maintain its AAA credit rating, it reminded us once again of the stark contrast between the fiscally conservative approach of the last decade…
    Brian Balfour, March 2, 2021
  • Major discrepancies in state aid contained in House Covid relief bill

    An analysis from Reason magazine finds that there is a significant variation in per-capita state and local aid contained in the latest Covid relief bill being debated on Capitol Hill. “The latest draft of the Coronavirus stimulus and relief legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act…
    Brian Balfour, February 24, 2021