Budgets (page 2)

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    Another warning about runaway federal spending

    Tiana Lowe reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest evidence that the federal government’s spending trajectory is unsustainable. Just 10 months into the fiscal year, our budget deficit has already surpassed the totality of that of 2018. Currently at $867 billion, the federal government’s 2019 budget deficit…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the state budget impasse’s impact on preparations for a new public high school financial literacy course. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions renewable energy advocates’ unrealistic demands from Duke Energy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Hospitals force Folwell to back off State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Julie Havlak reported on the latest update from N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on the State Health Plan. According to Havlak’s story published in Carolina Journal, Folwell has officially ended his efforts to pull large hospital conglomerates into his Clear Pricing Project: Under the new version of the State…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Move to save struggling rural hospitals through loans closer to becoming law

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on an effort by lawmakers to save struggling hospitals in North Carolina. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 681 passed the House, 81-31, Wednesday, Aug. 7, and will return to the Senate for concurrence. Over two years, the bill would give $20 million in…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    House Democrats close budget chapter

    House Democrats effectively shut the door on a veto override, and with it a new budget agreement for the fiscal year, yesterday. All but four of them signed a commitment letter to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto. Unless three more decommit or are not present, Republicans will be short of…
    Joseph Coletti, August 8, 2019
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    CJ Reports: With hospital networks rejecting treasurer’s plan, coverage for state workers remains uncertain

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the status of North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell’s Clear Pricing Project. Havlak reports that the major hospital conglomerates that have been boycotting the Clear Pricing Project did not meet the deadline on Monday to sign up as network providers. Havlak writes: Without…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Budget Impasse for Winston-Salem Journal

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reported a story on the current budget impasse earlier this week. His piece focused on the stalemate between the governor and the legislature. Craver writes: Both sides have tried to put the onus on the other for the impasse that’s delaying, among several things,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: School funds should follow child

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the funding of public schools. In his piece, Hood argues for a systematic change in the way North Carolina funds public education. Hood points to a new study jointly issued by the California-based Reason Foundation…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019