Budgets (page 247)

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    NC MomsRising tries to do the impossible

    Live Blog If you go by the Legislative Building today, you might see MomsRising members selling lemonade to”raise money for the state budget.” They promise “All proceeds will go to the General Fund for the State of North Carolina to invest in children.” It's an admirable goal,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 1, 2011
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    Walter Williams examines the language of the budget debate

    A fascinating new column from economist Walter Williams delves into topics such as “entitlements” and “nondiscretionary” government spending: The language Congress uses to describe their spending is corrupt beyond redemption. Think about the term entitlement. If one American is entitled to something he didn’t…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2011
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    Borders tackles the critical need for government spending restraint

    Max Borders’ latest Ideas Matter includes some observations about the role of government spending in her current federal budget woes: [Jeff] Miron is a clear and articulate spokesperson for the view that spending is a problem. It seems odd, perhaps, that anyone would need…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report notes Gov. Beverly Perdue’s curious absence from a recent announcement of 200 new “green jobs” heading to the site of Alcoa’s Stanly County property. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the politics of a state budget deal that appears to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2011
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    New at CJO: State budget deal and recap of key players in Easley investigation

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report offers details about the state budget deal N.C. House and Senate leaders unveiled today. Don Carrington’s latest report documents that the end of the federal criminal investigation into former Gov. Mike Easley leaves several Easley allies legally unscathed.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2011
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    House, Senate leaders announce budget deal, expect final vote this weekend

    N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger announced in an afternoon news conference that they’ve reached a deal on the next state budget. They expect senators to vote on the plan Wednesday and Thursday, with the House following suit Friday and Saturday. The budget would…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2011
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    Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s action for the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal honors astronauts in verse.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2011