Budgets

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    North Carolina’s Rainy Day Fund at Its Highest Level Ever

    JLF’s Joe Coletti reviews the newly-approved 2017-18 General Fund budget and cautions legislators not to become complacent about their track record of producing responsible budgets. Among the highlights of legislators’ fiscal prudence: a rainy day fund that sits at its highest level ever.
    Donna Martinez, June 27, 2017
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    Debt ceiling debate back in the news

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the return of the federal debt ceiling as a federal spending issue. The Trump administration has asked Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling before lawmakers leave for their August break. But that deadline could be difficult for Republicans who…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice’s proposal to change the way judges take office in the state. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the newly approved state budget strikes the proper balance among spending, building savings, and returning money to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative leaders’ latest war of words with Gov. Roy Cooper over the state budget. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal emphasizes the value of low property tax rates.
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2017
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    Highlights of NC’s Health and Human Services Budget

    What’s in the Health and Human Services portion of North Carolina’s 2017-19 budget plan that has been approved by the General Assembly? JLF’s Katherine Restrepo points out several key elements here.  …
    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2017
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    Re: The governor’s ’85 times larger’ claim (part 2)

    My thanks to N.C. House Minority Leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, who tweeted the apparent source of the governor’s remarks. Here are the numbers based on actual tax filings. A single person making 1 million/yr saves $8,226. a family making 25k saves $39 pic.twitter.com/fd6WXb8QwA…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2017
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    Re: The governor’s ’85 times larger’ claim

    There’s another way to assess Gov. Roy Cooper’s claim that N.C. taxpayers with incomes of $1 million “or more” reap a tax break under the compromise state budget plan that’s 85 times larger than the tax break for a working family. Rather than starting with the break for the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. senators approved a compromise state budget with a bipartisan vote, despite Gov. Roy Cooper’s complaints. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how that budget builds on recent conservative success.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2017