Budgets (page 5)

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    Daily Journal: Governor likely to veto budget

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal: The GOP-led legislature isn’t going to include Medicaid expansion, explicitly or implicitly, in its budget. Cooper will likely veto. Then the two sides will battle it out, even past the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year on July 1. Because of a previously…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
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    CJ reports: Budget battles just getting started

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: If the state budget process seems polarized now, just wait. It could get even more quarrelsome as lawmakers contemplate how their votes might affect 2020 political prospects. Call it the Three P’s — preening, posturing, and preparing for election campaigns — and some…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. state budget battle is just getting started. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper is likely to veto whatever budget plan emerges from legislative negotiations.
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the initial close vote to approve the N.C. House’s state budget plan. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on the important friendship of two ideologically opposed Princeton professors.  …
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the long-term impact of continued teacher confrontations with state legislators. John Trump reports on legislation that would boost N.C. craft distilleries. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the reality of state road funding challenges.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    How to compare budgets

    The State Capital and Infrastructure Fund is creating a load of confusion this budget season. The SCIF (pronounced “skiff”) was created in 2017 to wean the state from debt to pay for capital projects. Each fiscal year, 4% of General Fund tax revenue and 25% of unreserved cash from the…
    Joseph Coletti, May 1, 2019
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    House budget proposal overview

    While the House continues to work on its budget in committee and on the floor, we are analyzing what is in it. Spending would increase 3.1 percent the first year and 4.0 percent the second year, which raises questions on future sustainability, but would remain less than revenues and availability…
    Joseph Coletti, May 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House budget’s overall spending and savings provisions. Lindsay Marchello focuses on the education budget, and Kari Travis covers justice and public safety spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains why today’s teacher walkout shortchanges N.C. public school…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019