Budgets (page 250)

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    New at CJO: Passage of House budget means Senate gets its shot now

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report updates the General Assembly’s efforts to draft a new state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    Factchecking job-loss claims

    Live Blog Rob Christensen puts his sights this morning on the governor’s outrageous claim that the House budget will lead to 30,000 layoffs. He first shows that the GOP leadership and the Budget and Tax Center agree the budget eliminates 18,000 positions. He explains, too, that…
    Joseph Coletti, May 5, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Haywood County’s efforts to save taxpayer money by privatizing its landfill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores different ways states select their judges.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes assesses the current American political landscape

    This past weekend’s monumental events have given President Obama a boost politically. Weekly Standard senior writer and Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes touched on the significance of Osama bin Laden’s death and other recent news during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon today in Raleigh. Hayes highlighted the importance of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    House Budget Debate

    The House will conduct the final vote on their version of the bill today. The House will go into session at 2pm today to debate the bill and the vote will happen sometime this afternoon or evening. Yesterday for the second reading of the budget bill 72 members voted in…
    Kellie Slappey, May 4, 2011
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    Slashing corporate welfare

    It’s always nice to learn of a politician speaking out publicly against corporate welfare. Paul Ryan offers the following thoughts on the topic in the latest TIME: At an April 28 town hall, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan — the architect of the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    House Budget debate becomes very heated over public financing

    The House debated the Budget all day today. They started at 9am this morning and are currently still debating. They heard 45 amendments most of which were voted along party lines. Nothing unusual or unexpected was raised until Rep. Starnes submitted the final amendment: to eliminate public financing of campaigns.
    Kellie Slappey, May 3, 2011
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    New at CJO: N.C. House budget targets abortion funding

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on provisions in the N.C. House budget that target abortion funding.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011