Budgets (page 255)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on legislation that would legalize midwives in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal details the political establishment’s devotion to the state sales tax, despite its harmful impacts on North Carolina’s jobs and economy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    More on Medicaid & North Carolina’s Need for Reform

    Following our recent Spotlight piece on the need for state Medicaid reform, Brian Blase and Dr. C.L. Gray wrote a  Report on federal and state Medicaid problems associated with perverse funding incentives, crowding out of private insurance and solutions at both the federal and state-level. I believe the most…
    Nicole Fisher, May 9, 2011
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    N.C. House budget, tax plans would generate 9,000 new jobs by 2013

    Despite claims from Gov. Beverly Perdue and her allies that the House budget would lead to 30,000 layoffs from state government, a new analysis prepared for the John Locke Foundation by Boston’s Beacon Hill Institute shows that the House budget and anticipated tax reforms would generate thousands of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s activity for the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that only the math-impaired could buy Gov. Beverly Perdue’s claims that the House budget would lead to a mass layoff of 30,000 government employees.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    New at CJO: House budget vote tops news during busy legislative week

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the top news during this week at the N.C. Legislative Building.
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Gizzi tackles the debt limit dilemma

    We’ve shared with you in this forum Jonah Goldberg‘s thoughts about the upcoming fight over the federal debt limit. Today Human Events reporter John Gizzi addresses the issue: So what will happen if it appears Congress will say no to raising the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Tax whom more?

    Live Blog Stephen Moore in today’s Wall Street Journal explores why wealthy proponents of taxing the wealthy don’t pay more in taxes when they can voluntarily pay higher taxes. The federal fund for “gift contributions to reduce debt held by the public” received just $300 million last year,…
    Joseph Coletti, May 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Stanford and Hoover Institution economist Michael Boskin about returning federal fiscal and monetary policy to a sustainable path. Kellie Slappey’s guest Daily Journal explores the potential benefits of open enrollment in public schools.
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011