Budgets (page 5)

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    The Right AOC on Point: Carolina Rebound offers guide to winning economic recovery

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how JLF’s new Carolina Rebound will help guide North Carolina to winning the economic recovery. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2020
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    Alberto Alesina, in memory

    Surprisingly, for as much as Alberto Alesina’s work has meant to my own understanding of markets and governments, a Google search indicates I’ve only mentioned him by name once before. Amity Shlaes has a wonderful tribute to Alesina, who passed away this weekend, as a person and an…
    Joseph Coletti, May 26, 2020
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    Meaningless statistic hits highest point in over decade

    Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.  Instead, it mostly reflects the expansion of other parts of the state budget, particularly health and human services. Regardless, the next time someone…
    Terry Stoops, May 19, 2020
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    Martin Center column explores post-COVID-19 savings ideas for UNC

    The Martin Center offers ideas for the University of North Carolina to save money after the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Jenna A. Robinson and Sumantra Maitra released a new policy brief for the Martin Center describing some of the financial changes that universities can make to survive and thrive post-COVID.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of N.C. public school students have been learning online in recent weeks. But many students have not participated at all in remote learning since COVID-19 shut down brick-and-mortar schools. Terry Stoops analyzes the consequences during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2020
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    North Carolina needs flexibility, not more federal money

    North Carolina’s budget bill to begin distributing money from the CARES Act’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. How they went about allocating the money and what they did with it provides plenty of evidence on the value of flexibility, which 29 state think tanks have requested from Congress. The General Assembly…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that COVID-19 restrictions are extending tensions involving religious liberty. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why state policymakers should treat federal COVID-19 relief as a shock absorber.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2020
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    Illinois’ budget woes influence national COVID-19 relief debate

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains why the Prairie State is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. As a coronavirus-driven cash crunch collides with nearly two decades of unbalanced budgets and exorbitant pension spending, insolvency is on the horizon in Illinois. The state’s Democratic lawmakers have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020