Budgets (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Democrats’ demands for increased N.C. education spending despite COVID-19 concerns. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal analyzes the demand for $427 million in additional education spending.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    State Spending Cuts: Too Little Too Late

    North Carolina state revenues have taken a major hit since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Between March and the end of June, the state has lost $1.6 billion in revenue according to JLF’s Joe Coletti in a recent research brief. Despite the obvious problem this poses for the N.C. budget,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 16, 2020
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    State spending and taxes for May

    State agencies continued to hold back spending in May. General Fund appropriations for the month of May were down 3% compared to May 2019 to $2.289 billion, according to the latest report from the State Controller. Appropriations are up 0.9% for the eleven months through May to $21.372 billion,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 9, 2020
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    Are we spending too much on policing and too little on social programs?

    Hardly. This Urban Institute chart tells the story: H/T: CharlesFLehman…
    Jon Guze, June 6, 2020
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    Bad Budget Bets: How Gov. Cooper’s Refusal to Compromise Has Cost Him

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s refusal to compromise has cost him many of his key campaign priorities. In his most recent research brief, JLF’s Joe Coletti writes: Cooper’s three priorities last year were Medicaid expansion, school construction, and teacher raises.  He has lost every big bet he’s placed to achieve these policy…
    Brenee Goforth, June 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on COVID-19’s negative impact for N.C. counties’ finances. John Hoood’s Daily Journal explains that riots destroy more than property.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online about Gov. Roy Cooper’s shifting views on demonstration limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Daily Journal explains why N.C, budget writers should practice saying “no.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation is launching Carolina Rebound, a project designed to help N.C. policymakers address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio, Joseph Coletti highlights Carolina Rebound’s tax and budget recommendations. Jordan Roberts tackles proposed health care policy reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2020