Paige Terryberry

Fiscal Policy Analyst

Posts by Paige Terryberry (page 2)

  • States Question Authority for COVID Relief Funds

    In March 2021 President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Later, in May, states received guidance from Treasury on how states could spend the funds, including a provision interpreted by many to mean that states receiving funds would be barred from implementing tax cuts.
    Paige Terryberry, September 28, 2021
  • Relax, It’s Just a Shutdown

    The fiscal year for the federal government begins on Friday, raising the temperatures of U.S. lawmakers with the supposed urgency of expiring government funding. With two absurdly large and complex packages on the table – the $1 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion Biden social agenda – House Democrats…
    Paige Terryberry, September 28, 2021
  • 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