Budgets (page 251)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights basketball broadcaster Billy Packer’s fight with state environmental regulators. John Hood’s Daily Journal ridicules Democrats’ outlandish claims about potential job losses associated with the Republican legislature’s budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Budget deficit

    Live Blog House Republicans had a press conference today to explain their budget proposal. A number of questions focused on what happened to the $2.4 billion shortfall discussed earlier this year. The actual deficit that needs to be filled is $1,998,057,612. Here's the score: the continuation budget for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2011
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    Think the federal government’s debt is no big deal?

    Perhaps a new TIME article will change your mind: The Congressional Budget Office projects that within 12 years, federal debt could reach 100% of GDP, putting the U.S. deeper in the hole than bankrupt Ireland or Portugal; the bond raters from S&P have good reason to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    Returning from fantasyland

    The debate over North Carolina’s state budget has pitted those wedded to the status quo — who seem to believe a fantasy that some miracle will enable North Carolina to afford unsustainable government programs — versus those who want to rein in spending to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Jourbal Online report previews this week’s legislative action in North Carolina, including anticipated votes on the House budget. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the surprising staying power of conspiracy theories.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    New at CJO: This week’s legislative action recapped

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report recaps this week’s legislative news, with a special emphasis on the N.C. House budget.
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Joseph Coletti analyzed the N.C. House’s budget plan during an extended interview with UNC TV’s “North Carolina Now.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    New at CJO: National study questions public pension funding

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a new national study that raises red flags about funding of government pension programs across the country.
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2011