Budgets (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Senate budget’s response to the dispute between the UNC System and Vidant Health. The Daily Journal points out that a partisan fight over the Cooper administration’s hurricane recovery efforts could hurt efforts to highlight problems created by federal bureaucracy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    N.C. Senate education budget highlights

    Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate released their budget proposal on Tuesday.  The two-year plan would invest in school safety initiatives, allow teachers to make decisions about school supply purchases, and of course, raise teacher salaries. The budget funds a variety of grants designed to ensure the safety of students…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019
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    2019-21 Senate Budget Overview

    The Senate budget incorporates the surprisingly large revenues from the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and higher forecast revenue for FY2019-20, but appropriates no more for operating expenses than the House did (Figure 1). Senate budget writers devote $397 million the first year and $713 million the second…
    Joseph Coletti, May 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about details of the N.C. Senate’s budget plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why good citizenship requires skepticism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke No. 51: Cutting federal aid to help restore state government responsibility

    The latest HeadLocke podcast episode is out: The federal government spends $750 billion a year on nearly 1,400 programs subsidizing state and local governments. A recent Cato Institute report explains why getting rid of those programs would help restore responsible government at the state and local level. Mitch Kokai and…
    Anna Manning, May 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Raleigh’s vote to restrict short-term rentals. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how federal funding harms state government policies.
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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    Analyzing the Costs of Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

    From JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst, Jordan Roberts: Elected officials in North Carolina have debated Medicaid expansion for years. The question at hand is whether to accept a generous matching rate from the federal government to add roughly 500,000 new enrollees to the Medicaid rolls, which already serve over one-fifth…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2019
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    Share of state education funding

    The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2019 this week.  It’s packed with juicy data. I thought that one data point was worth highlighting: the percentage of state revenues dedicated to K-12 schools in 2016.  Only a handful of other states contribute a larger share…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019