Budgets

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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    How government can hire better

    Since 2013, the number of government job postings has increased 11% but the number of applicants has fallen 35%. A recent report the National Association of State Chief Admistrators considers why this is and what governments can do to attract more people. Job applicants see government work as safe…
    Joseph Coletti, June 24, 2019
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    Berger labels governor’s budget priorities ‘Cooper’s Big Secret’

    Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, has fired the latest round in the ongoing N.C. state budget battle. From Berger’s office: Cooper’s Big Secret Governor still hasn’t shared any compromise proposals on anything in the budget Cooper’s compromise is the biggest secret in town Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    NCAE super friend warns of “more frequent and more disruptive” teacher protests

    In an article published on the N.C. Policy Watch website, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center and N.C. Association of Educators super friend warns, These budget proposals are a slap in the face those who came out on May 1, filling the streets of Raleigh to demand more adequate…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    Reverse Logrolling the NC State Budget

    In his most recent research brief, JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti explains that the two chambers of the General Assembly must now meet and piece together a compromise before sending the budget off to the governor’s desk – likely to be vetoed. Coletti suggests an approach to negotiations he…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Senate committee’s endorsement of the Freedom to Work bill for former criminal offenders. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes public views about government’s size.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Americans should be skeptical of single-payer promises

    According to JLF’s Jordan Roberts in his most recent piece for Carolina Journal, Americans should be leery of universal health care’s claims. Roberts’ commentary highlights many reasons why universal health care may not be all it’s cracked up to be. One such reason is the overwhelming cost. Roberts details a…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate consideration of a bill to relax restrictions on craft distilleries. The Daily Journal highlights a new report urging a cutback of federal aid to state and local governments.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019