Budgets

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    Daily Journal: New instruction could help people get more month out of the money

    Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Just one out of every four millennials demonstrates basic financial literacy. That statistic from a recent legislative news conference helps explain a lot. Support for the Green New Deal? Positive impressions of socialism? Demands for more goodies from government? All of…
    Anna Manning, April 16, 2019
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    Just in Time for Tax Day

    Justin Bogie has posted a chart at the Daily Signal that shows where your tax money goes: Pretty scary!…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2019
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    CJ reports: Treasurer’s pension stability proposals divide state employees’, teachers’ groups

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: Senate Republicans are again pushing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s request to limit risk in the underfunded state pension plan by narrowing the number of retirement options. The Repeal Risky Retirement Payments Act, as Senate Bill 374 is titled, divides Republicans against Democrats,…
    Anna Manning, April 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that state treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposals for protecting the state pension plan divide groups representing state employees and teachers. John Hood’s Daily Journal challenges popular myths about manufacturing’s decline in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has been able to cut tax rates in recent years without having to cut government programs. Joseph Coletti credits sustainable budgeting. He explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts analyzes a proposed provider tax associated with expanding Medicaid. Shannon Watkins of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    Teacher pay: 37th or 29th?

    Today, I received this email:                           Here is the current teacher pay ranking according to the News & Observer:    …
    Terry Stoops, April 8, 2019
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    House Democrats drop plans to pass a budget

    It didn’t take long for U.S. House Democrats to back off plans for finishing a real budget plan. Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports. After Democrats took control of the House with many candidates stressing the importance of passing a budget, party leadership has punted the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on progress of a bill designed to block proposed State Health Plan changes. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges prudence for those writing the next N.C. state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2019