Sarah Curry


Posts by Sarah Curry (page 5)

  • What’s in the budget compromise?

    Below is the breakdown of the budget compromise between the House and the Senate from a press release that was sent out today after the joint press conference. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the…
    Sarah Curry, September 14, 2015
  • Budget finish line in sight

    Today, September 14th, the Senate and House leaders held a joint press conference to discuss the details of a budget plan they have finally agreed to.  While budget agreements usually come with celebration, this excitement has come with long anticipation.  If passed this week, which is expected, the 2015 budget…
    Sarah Curry, September 14, 2015
  • A new press release from the NC House about film incentives

    Here is the text of the press release sent out on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm. Sen. Lee & Rep. Davis Announce Increase in Film Grant to $30 million Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House came to an agreement on a spending number…
    Sarah Curry, September 9, 2015
  • Companies buyout former employee pensions

    The government has its fair share of pension problems, but for private companies that also offer pensions – they have their problems too.  An article from the Wall Street Journal talks about what is going on in the world of private pensions. More companies are preparing to offer lump-sum…
    Sarah Curry, September 9, 2015
  • Is NC the only state without a budget?

    Nope! As of September 3, 45 states have enacted budgets for fiscal 2016.  Two states, New Hampshire and North Carolina, have enacted temporary spending bills for fiscal 2016. Alabama’s fiscal year does not begin until October 1, so they are in budget negotiations now and are still operating under their…
    Sarah Curry, September 4, 2015
  • 4 NC Cities make list on Urban Mobility Scorecard

    So how do NC cities rank on a national scale?  Well, if you are going to commute to work – Winston-Salem is your best option if you want to save time and keep costs low.  The worst NC city for commuters is Charlotte, spending almost an extra $1,000 and 43…
    Sarah Curry, September 3, 2015
  • What’s going on in Washington…

    In short, the Congressional Budget Office updated the budget and economic projections for the next ten years and also updated the debt ceiling forecast.  Here are some of the highlights. The federal budget deficit for fiscal 2015 is projected to total $426 billion, according to this reportby the Congressional Budget…
    Sarah Curry, September 3, 2015
  • What do Pennsylvania and NC have in common?

    Neither state can pass a budget on time! Yup, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a budget yet either – but there is something interesting happening up north that hasn’t been talked about down here yet. According to this news article, there is a bill in the PA legislature that would suspend…
    Sarah Curry, September 1, 2015