Budgets (page 251)

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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
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    New at CJO: This week’s legislative action includes potential budget deal

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report recaps the week’s top legislative news.
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    Goldberg urges Republicans to adopt an age-old strategy

    The Democrats’ upset win in this week’s special New York congressional election prompts Jonah Goldberg to offer some advice to Republicans: Remember your Julius Caesar. The simple fact is that the Democrats have their battle plan. It’s going to be Medi-scare every day in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Democratic allies have decried Republican state budget proposals because of the number of potential state government layoffs associated with the GOP plans. What the governor ignores is the offsetting job creation linked to Republicans’ proposed tax cuts. Joseph Coletti offers a more thorough review of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Steven Hayward about the waning influence of the environmental movement. Donna Martinez’s guest Daily Journal explores the potential impact of a state “Tax Me More Fund.”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011