Budgets (page 4)

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    Daily Journal: General Assembly prepares for long, hot summer as budget battle looms

    JLF’s Becki Gray writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the folks on Jones Street. After a week of subcommittee meetings, full appropriation consideration, input from the finance side, two rare Friday sessions, and two full days of debate, on Friday, May…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of N.C. public school teachers walked off the job May 1 for a union march and rally in Raleigh. Terry Stoops analyzes the impact of that union rally for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti dissects the N.C. House’s budget proposal. N.C. State…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on an effort to block UNC oversight of Greenville’s major health care provider. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. General Assembly’s busy crossover week might represent the calm before the storm.
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
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    Government pays some of the world’s largest companies

    Grace Carr of the Daily Caller reports on one of the federal government’s most disturbing forms of income transfer. The federal government is reportedly spending billions to fund a number of Fortune 100 companies, a study tracking federal funds shows. About $399 billion in federal funding went toward…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Tennessee chooses Medicaid recipients over federal money

    Tennessee is on the verge of seeking a block grant for Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health coverage for children and their parents and long-term care for the elderly, blind, and disabled. The block grant would allow Tennessee to tailor Medicaid to the needs of its people, but…
    Joseph Coletti, May 8, 2019
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    How North Carolina gained $470 million annually for transportation

    The Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund pay the transportation needs of North Carolina. For most of their existence, these funds also transferred money to the General Fund and paid for operations of the State Highway Patrol. Bipartisan efforts since 2005 have ended these payments, meaning state government has $470…
    Joseph Coletti, May 6, 2019
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    Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019