Budgets (page 3)

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    Recession ahead?

    Governing magazine’s Liz Farmer finds economists are increasingly worried about the possibility of a recession. She writes that S&P sees slower growth as a more likely scenario than outright contraction, but budget timelines are not as simple. Agencies have already begun planning their budgets through June 2021—the governor will…
    Joseph Coletti, December 10, 2018
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    Your tax dollars at work: Veterinary diversity edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents another questionable use of nearly a quarter-million taxpayer dollars. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending over $200,000 on “enhancing diversity” of veterinarians. A grant was awarded earlier this year to Tuskegee University in Alabama, which will host workshops and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
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    What if we monitored hurricane relief distribution?

    Before Hurricane Florence hit, Republican legislators had criticized Gov. Roy Cooper for the slow pace of distributing relief funds after 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. Research in India points to the potential for follow-up phone calls to make sure people get the help they have been promised. Just telling randomly selected…
    Joseph Coletti, November 28, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate surrounding the replacement of North Carolina’s elections and ethics board. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes private and public investment from government’s redistribution of income.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Keep state spending in check

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that although it may not be exciting, newly and re-elected law makers should act with prudence, making a responsible budget with no dramatic changes. So far this year, North Carolina’s state budget is running a surplus. There’s nothing new about that…
    Anna Manning, November 26, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute involving proposed expansion of a Beaufort County solar energy operation. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the governor and state legislators should plan to keep state spending in check.
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    Real reform needed for federal budget process

    Yuval Levin assesses at National Review Online the minor suggestions put forward by a new committee examining the federal budget process. The special committee’s markup process, which began this week and will continue on Tuesday, has so far resulted in three amendments being added to the committee’s reform…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2018
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    When North Carolina made its own money

    University of Delaware Professor Farley Grubb has developed an impressive body of work examining colonial-era money. He and his former student Cory Cutsail have a new working paper in which they reconstruct North Carolina’s history from 1712 to 1774 issuing its own money, and what exactly that money was.
    Joseph Coletti, November 19, 2018