Budgets (page 5)

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    Locke President Donald Bryson Responds to Legislature’s Budget Agreement

    Today, John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson responded to the announcement from North Carolina legislative leaders on an agreement for the state’s biennium budget total. John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson said: “Legislative leaders are still working out the details for the biennium General Fund Budget,…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2021
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    House, Senate Agree to Total Spending Amount for State Budget

    House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger today released a joint statement announcing that the two chambers have come to an agreement on the total amount of spending to be included in their budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July…
    Brian Balfour, June 8, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Congressman Ted Budd in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains that North Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Biden’s Spending, Debt, Taxes Mortgage Our Future

    Brian Riedl writes for the New York Post about the potential negative impact of President Biden’s sweeping proposals. Two distressing facts to remember about President Biden’s new 10-year budget proposal. First, his proposed spending spree would bring the largest federal debt in American history. Second, this budget does…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on an audit that raises questions about N.C. Department of Transportation projects. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion reminds us why Memorial Day matters.
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2021
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    First, fix the roads

    In his recent report on state transportation spending, Randal O’Toole agrees with the NC FIRST Commission that the state should move from the gas tax to a mileage-based user fee for road funding but questions the commission’s assumptions on how much money the state needs. John Hood wrote in…
    Joseph Coletti, May 26, 2021
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    N.C. Featured in Forbes Article About States With Fiscal Restraint

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform cites North Carolina in his latest Forbes column. As Congress and the Biden White House push for an unprecedented increase in federal spending, Republicans in opposition grapple with the fact that the GOP significantly ratcheted up federal spending during President Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2021
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    Senate Proposes to Restart Tax Reform

    It has been four years since the legislature last passed a significant tax reform. Key senators hope to get back on track this year. Senate Finance Chairs Paul Newton, Bill Rabon, and Warren Daniel discussed their plan in a press conference this morning. JOBS Grants The biggest item would…
    Joseph Coletti, May 25, 2021