Budgets

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the negative impact for local governments of Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent executive orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2020
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    Charlotte Arts and Science Council still adjusting to reality

    Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The tax would have raised $50 million each year for the county, with $22.5 million going to the ASC, whose budget is currently $15.5 million. If the tax hike…
    Joseph Coletti, June 19, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public schools that reopen this fall won’t look exactly the same as those that shut their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Terry Stoops analyzes proposed changes in school operations for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts highlights the importance of primary care during…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Democrats’ demands for increased N.C. education spending despite COVID-19 concerns. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal analyzes the demand for $427 million in additional education spending.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    State Spending Cuts: Too Little Too Late

    North Carolina state revenues have taken a major hit since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Between March and the end of June, the state has lost $1.6 billion in revenue according to JLF’s Joe Coletti in a recent research brief. Despite the obvious problem this poses for the N.C. budget,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 16, 2020
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    State spending and taxes for May

    State agencies continued to hold back spending in May. General Fund appropriations for the month of May were down 3% compared to May 2019 to $2.289 billion, according to the latest report from the State Controller. Appropriations are up 0.9% for the eleven months through May to $21.372 billion,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 9, 2020
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    Are we spending too much on policing and too little on social programs?

    Hardly. This Urban Institute chart tells the story: H/T: CharlesFLehman…
    Jon Guze, June 6, 2020