Budgets (page 3)

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    How Local Governments Can Respond to Lost Revenues

    This week, the State Policy Network, an organization that brings together free-market think tanks across the country, published a piece by the John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti. The piece focusses on what local governments can do to face the challenges coming out of the coronavirus outbreak. Coletti writes: Local governments…
    Brenee Goforth, April 29, 2020
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    Coronavirus Is Not a Reason to Expand Medicaid

    The outbreak of Coronavirus has reignited calls for Medicaid expansion. Proponents claim that during this public health crisis, it is necessary to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured persons who may catch the virus. However, as JLF’s Jordan Roberts explains in his recent research brief, expanding Medicaid is not necessary for…
    Brenee Goforth, April 28, 2020
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    Irresponsible Pandemic Budgeting

    I hoped, when Gov. Cooper declared a public health emergency March 14, that he was also planning ways to reduce spending to offset some of the lost sales and income tax revenue. I kept hoping as scores of progressive groups called for higher taxes and the depletion of the state’s…
    Joseph Coletti, April 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Without action from Congress, the federal CARES Act could give state governments incentives to engage in unsustainable new spending. The John Locke Foundation is leading a national push to avoid that outcome. CEO Amy Cooke explains how in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Explains Letter to Congress on Lars Larson Show

    On Wednesday, April 23, JLF’s Mitch Kokai went on to the “Lars Larson Show” to discuss the recent letter the John Locke Foundation, along with more than two dozen additional think tanks, sent to Congress arguing for loosened regulations on federal aid to the states included in the CARES…
    Brenee Goforth, April 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on COVID-19’s impact for the University of North Carolina’s budget request. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a prudent reopening of the N.C. economy is sustainable.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2020
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    National debt problem isn’t going away

    Michael Tanner offers a sobering reminder to National Review Online readers. In responding to the coronavirus pandemic and the health and economic catastrophes that it has wrought, politicians from both parties may have found their dream: a problem you really do have to throw money at. Already, Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    JLF leads effort to ensure CARES Act flexibility for states

    *This blog entry has been edited. It includes additional signatories to the letter. The John Locke Foundation is leading a national effort to highlight a critical flaw in the $2 trillion federal relief package tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fixing the flaw could help state governments avoid unsustainable budget spending…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2020