Budgets (page 4)

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    After Release of Senate Budget, Teachers Begin Talking About a Strike

    Yesterday, budget writers in the North Carolina Senate proposed that educators receive a bonus and a 3% increase in average pay over the next two years. Naturally, teachers hit social media to air their grievances and urge “collective action.”…
    Terry Stoops, June 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Senate’s new budget plan. A new CJ Opinion explores a 4-3 state Supreme Court decision involving a speeding driver relying on a legal technicality to escape punishment. Joshua Peters writes about what Juneteenth should mean to America.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the state Senate’s budget will feature a 10-year, $12 billion plan to use cash for capital and infrastructure projects. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explores timeless truths from his new historical fantasy novel, “Mountain Folk.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2021
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    Biden Fails to See Government Waste

    Tom Schatz writes at National Review Online that President Biden doesn’t appear to see evidence of government waste. Since the beginning of the Reagan administration, the federal-budget submission to Congress has included a list of proposed budget cuts, terminations, consolidations, and savings, along with a management agenda. Every…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2021
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    Creators of the “People’s Budget” Phoning it in for 2021

    A far-left coalition of groups in North Carolina calling itself “NC United for Survival & Beyond” (NCUSB) is back again, but this time with what could be described as a half-hearted effort at best. They recently released their “People’s Budget” platform of demands for 2021. You…
    Brian Balfour, June 16, 2021
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    Locke’s Donald Bryson: North Carolina Is An Economic Success Story In These Tough Times

    Writing at realclearpolicy.com, Locke President Donald Bryson makes the critical point that sound fiscal decisions matter. He points to North Carolina as the model for other states in being able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic without cutting core services or raising taxes, as other states are doing. Ours really…
    Donna Martinez, June 14, 2021
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    Congress Should Curb President’s Spending Power

    Soren Dayton and Andrew Lautz argue at National Review Online that now is the time for Congress to tighten the reins on the president’s ability to spend taxpayers’ money. If you’re measuring in dollars, the stakes for congressional oversight of the executive branch have never been higher. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Tracking the State Budget: Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks With WPTF

    Now that legislative leaders have agreed to a topline number for the new state budget, we await details of how they propose to use taxpayer dollars to fund state government operations. Carolina Journal reported this week: With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2021