Budgets (page 254)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators are working through their budget plans, now that the House has finalized its $19.3 billion proposal. Joseph Coletti compares the House plan to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s ideas — and offers his own recommendations — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of budgets, Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    New at CJO: Republican legislators bypass Perdue, Cooper in ObamaCare legal challenge

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the friend-of-the-court brief Republican legislative leaders have filed in the lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s constitutionality.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
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    Will you be near your radio at noon?

    John Hood discusses the state budget debate during his latest appearance on WUNC’s “The State of Things.” Perhaps he’ll discuss corporate tax cuts, sales tax myths, and wild claims about 30,000 layoffs.
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    North Carolina needs Medicaid reform to block runaway spending

    Medicaid spending has increased by nearly 300 percent in North Carolina in the past two decades. The program now accounts for nearly a quarter of government spending in the state. A new John Locke Foundation Policy Report warns that Medicaid growth is unsustainable. The report also offers recommendations…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on a Guilford County brewery’s efforts to win freedom from state restrictions on its business. Watch the story by clicking the play button below. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on one apparent point of budget agreement between Democratic Gov. Beverly…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    JLF researchers call next week’s Cabarrus County sales tax vote a referendum on local debt bailouts

    Cabarrus County commissioners want voters to endorse next week a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate. A new report from the John Locke Foundation research staff shows why the May 17 referendum is really a vote on whether to bail out county commissioners for taking on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    Senate Education Committee looks at the House Budget

    Staff walked through the Houses Budget this morning with the Senate Education Appropriation members. Here is the budget projections and comparisons between the Governors budget, the House and the Senate. They started with K-12 Education and several members raised concern that the proposed budget numbers were going back…
    Kellie Slappey, May 10, 2011
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    DeMint wants GOP presidential candidates to support balanced budget requirements

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has emerged as a potential kingmaker for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, as Byron York details in a new Washington Examiner report. What does DeMint want in return for his support? So far DeMint, who in 2008…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011