Sarah Curry


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  • NC can take a lesson from Wyoming

    A new article from Governing, touches on rainy day funds and when it is time to use the funds set aside by state’s. North Carolina put aside millions into its rainy day fund, to offset an unforeseen natural disaster or another recession.  Now the question that must be raised…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
  • New Study of how Federal Spending affects state budgets

    North Carolina is no stranger to how the federal government’s programs affect our state budget.  Take Medicaid for example, it has caused a problem for state budgets for years – and it is a federal program that receives a significant amount of federal spending.  If the federal government can’t keep…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
  • NC Senate passes legislation to ban ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    Here is a press release that was sent out by the NC Senate this morning on sanctuary cities. A bill tentatively passed by the North Carolina Senate on Thursday would ban N.C. localities from acting as ‘sanctuary cities’ that ignore federal laws against illegal immigration.   Earlier this…
    Sarah Curry, September 24, 2015
  • NC House votes on Economic Development

    The NC House voted today on the NC Competes Act, which is a bill which will increase incentives in the state.  The complete press release is below: Today the North Carolina House of Representatives passed HB-117: NC Competes Act with a bipartisan vote of 84-24. HB-117 will now need…
    Sarah Curry, September 23, 2015
  • NC Senate passes final bond proposal

    A press release from the NC Senate was released today following a vote they had on a bond package. In a strong bipartisan vote Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate tentatively approved a final $2 billion bond package to support critical infrastructure needs in the state’s public universities, community colleges, National…
    Sarah Curry, September 23, 2015
  • Medicaid reform bill passes Senate

    Medicaid reform has been a topic for many years.  As the largest budget expenditure after education, Medicaid has caused budget problems for years – and now the legislature is determined to reform the program to give better care and more budget predictability.  Below is the press release that came out…
    Sarah Curry, September 22, 2015
  • NC Senate voted to increase corporate welfare

    A press release was sent out by the NC Senate late last night about their vote to extend the JDIG program for an additional 3 years.  See the entire release below: In a unanimous vote, the North Carolina Senate on Monday tentatively passed legislation that will continue efforts to recruit…
    Sarah Curry, September 22, 2015
  • NC’s Corporate tax could be lowest east of the Mississippi

    In this year’s budget, the corporate income tax was lowered from 5 percent to 4 percent, but legislators made a key change to the calculation of the tax. Historically, North Carolina calculated its corporate income tax on a mix of property, payroll, and sales variables. Now the state will implement…
    Sarah Curry, September 21, 2015