Sarah Curry


Posts by Sarah Curry (page 59)

  • Business Friendliness led to Unemployment Insurance Debt

    Taking a look at history as a whole, it is obvious why the unemployment rates were slashed in the early 1990s and North Carolina has ended up with a $2.6 Billion deficit today in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. In 1992 BMW announced they were going to build a large…
    Sarah Curry, February 5, 2013
  • Fair Taxes for All

    As the General Assembly convenes today to start debate in the 2013 biennium, a leftist organization has published a report proclaiming our tax structure targets lower-income families to shoulder the majority of our tax burden.  This could not be further from the truth.  The report claims our state…
    Sarah Curry, January 30, 2013
  • State refuses to aid Panthers’ Stadium Upgrades

    House Speaker Thom Tillis made an announcement  yesterday that he cannot allow state dollars to be used towards a local stadium.  Yes, Bank of America stadium and the Panthers bring in lots of money and jobs to the Charlotte area – but should the people of Wilmington who…
    Sarah Curry, January 30, 2013
  • Legislators to ban welfare recipients from buying lottery tickets

    Legislators in the NC House have discussed how to draft legislation to ban welfare recipients or those in bankruptcy from purchasing a lottery ticket.  In theory this is a great idea.  The working taxpayer gives a portion of their paycheck which eventually gets turned into food stamps or…
    Sarah Curry, January 24, 2013
  • SigRist to make Changes to NC Pensions Plan?

    Well, the holidays have past and it’s time new Chief Investment Officer, Kevin SigRist, for the North Carolina Retirement Systems to start working (announced as the new CIO on December 19th, 2012).  He did a good job in Florida, he even made it…
    Sarah Curry, January 23, 2013
  • NC State Leader makes Half Million Salary

    Randy Woodson, Chancellor at N.C. State University, received a $63,000 raise last Friday.  His annual salary is now $495,000 after a vote by the UNC Board of Governors.  In addition to this, he will receive a one-time ‘retention payment’ of $112,630 in non-state funds by March…
    Sarah Curry, January 22, 2013
  • Unemployment Rates

    Unemployment rates increased in 81 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in November, decreased in 13, and were unchanged in six.  Orange County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate in November at 5.7 percent, and Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 16.3 percent.  See the map below to see…
    Sarah Curry, January 18, 2013
  • General Fund – what does that mean?

    When referring to the State’s budget we commonly see the term, General Fund.  Many legislators and commentators during the budgeting time use this term incorrectly, but for John Locke’s purposes (and many others) this only refers to North Carolina’s portion of the budget. On average we see NC’s portion of…
    Sarah Curry, January 17, 2013