Paige Terryberry

Fiscal Policy Analyst

Posts by Paige Terryberry

  • UNC Moves to an All-Funds Budget

    Focus on costs beyond tuition Tuition and fees in the UNC System make up only one-third of the total cost of attending a UNC university, according to today’s UNC Board of Governor’s Committee on Budget and Finance meeting.  On-campus living and dining increased significantly more than tuition in recent…
    Paige Terryberry, September 15, 2021
  • Expand Our Freedoms to Imbibe

    This morning the North Carolina Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance will hear a bill that would expand some freedoms for the otherwise shackled, state-run, and happy hour-less, liquor industry. Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Henderson, first introduced the ABC Omnibus bill, House Bill 890, in May of this year. This…
    Paige Terryberry, September 1, 2021
  • Federal Monies Cause Bloated Budget

    Formal budget negotiations between representatives from the North Carolina House and Senate have begun in what is known as the “Conference Committee.”  This year’s budget is not like the rest, for several reasons.  While this budget breaks records in page length, voluminous policy (non-fiscal content, usually concerning rules or transfers…
    Paige Terryberry, August 24, 2021
  • $1.1 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Tees Up $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree

    The infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684), passed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on August 10, expands government power, puts America into more debt and sets the stage for a dangerous $3.5 trillion spending spree.  The $3.5 trillion plan passed the Senate the next day, on August 11, though this time on…
    Paige Terryberry, August 23, 2021
  • To Remain Competitive, North Carolina Must Cut Taxes

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform highlights what could be South Carolina’s forthcoming tax advantage. Our neighboring state of South Carolina has proposed a plan that would replace the state’s current graduated income tax (7% at the top bracket) with an uncomplicated, flat income tax of 3.5%.
    Paige Terryberry, August 18, 2021
  • Cooper Should Look to Wisconsin’s Budget Success

    North Carolina is one of the few U.S. states left without a budget for the current fiscal year.  It is also one of just a few states with a Republican legislature and Democrat governor. This divide has led Gov. Roy Cooper to veto every budget presented to him in his…
    Paige Terryberry, August 16, 2021
  • Cooper Chooses Winners and Losers Again

    Aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation and power technology company Smart Wires this week announced new sites in the Tar Heel State.  While the companies’ decisions to invest in North Carolina are exciting, the deals were enveloped with harmful corporate welfare. Gov. Cooper welcomed the companies to the…
    Paige Terryberry, July 28, 2021
  • North Carolina’s Business Climate is Ripe for Recovery and Growth

    Data released by Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s office reveals optimistic business conditions for North Carolina.  Despite the pandemic, “New business creations in 2021 are breaking the record set at this point in 2020 and very nearly match all new business creation filings in 2019.” Some of this growth…
    Paige Terryberry, July 26, 2021