Budgets (page 2)

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    Quick Primer: Comparing House, Senate & Cooper Budget Plans

    The North Carolina House of Representatives is moving ahead with its operating budget for the state. The House plan follows the release of budget plans by the N.C. Senate and by Gov. Roy Cooper. They’re complex plans for sure, but Locke’s Paige Terryberry can give us a quick, 4-minute primer…
    Donna Martinez, August 12, 2021
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    Biden Blowout Beginning, Says National Review Editor

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about the president’s spending spree. A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money, even in Washington. Now, a trillion-dollar spending bill is a trifle barely worth arguing over and the stuff of bipartisan consensus. Oscar Wilde famously said that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about manufacturers and activists speaking against a proposed N.C. energy bill. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights N.C. lawmakers’ plans to increase capital spending. John Trump’s CJ Opinion predicts that hubris will lead to a backlash for the woke.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about details of the N.C. House’s budget plan. Amy Cooke’s CJ Opinion explains how media failures provide an opportunity for Carolina Journal. A second CJ Opinion focuses on a provision of the current energy bill that could generate another state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on high-profile cases before the N.C. Court of Appeals as it returns to in-person hearings this week. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explores the long-term negative impact of progressive educator John Dewey. Becki Gray’s CJ Opinion asks what’s happening with the state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2021
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    Democrats’ Spending Bill Even Larger than the Advertised $3.5 Trillion

    Editors at the Washington Examiner call foul on those who peg congressional Democrats’ spending proposal at $3.5 trillion. Two centrist sources, one of them explicitly Democratic, provided further reasons why Congress should reject the Democratic Party’s massive $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” spending bill. The best new reason to oppose…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2021
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    Could North Carolina be the next state to legalize sports gambling?

    North Carolina may consider a sports betting bill in 2021. Senate Bill 688, a bipartisan Senate proposal, would legalize and regulate online and in-person gambling. After a 2018 Supreme Court case that legalized sports betting, many states have authorized the practice. The bill has yet to come up for a…
    Jordan Roberts, July 22, 2021
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    Why North Carolina Needs a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, in One Chart

    Conservative legislative leadership has held state spending growth in check over the last decade. This is a good thing, meaning that you are keeping and making decisions over more of the money you earn, and the government’s sway over the economy is smaller than it was…
    Brian Balfour, July 21, 2021