Budgets (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    Becki Gray’s Daily Journal identifies 17 items in the recently vetoed state budget bill that protect and promote freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, July 4, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Gov. Cooper, citing lack of Medicaid expansion, vetoes proposed state spending plan

    Earlier today, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the biennial budget bill, according to Carolina Journal’s Dan Way. Way cites a lack of Medicaid expansion appropriations as Cooper’s main issue with the budget:  “Many are dying because North Carolina has yet to say an important word — Yes,” Cooper…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    News Release: Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Contact: Joseph Coletti John Locke Foundation 919-828-3876 [email protected]    Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion    JLF analyst highlights key features in House, Senate compromise    RALEIGH — What’s not included in the North…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Lawmakers refuse to release budget until governor makes counter offer

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way wrote a story this week on the current status of the N.C. Budget negotiations. According to the story: Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, are refusing to release a state budget prepared by negotiators from both chambers until the Democratic governor…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative leaders’ decision to delay release of their final budget deal. John Trump’s Daily Journal touts potential benefits from North Carolina relaxing restrictions on craft distilleries.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2019
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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    How government can hire better

    Since 2013, the number of government job postings has increased 11% but the number of applicants has fallen 35%. A recent report the National Association of State Chief Admistrators considers why this is and what governments can do to attract more people. Job applicants see government work as safe…
    Joseph Coletti, June 24, 2019
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    Berger labels governor’s budget priorities ‘Cooper’s Big Secret’

    Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, has fired the latest round in the ongoing N.C. state budget battle. From Berger’s office: Cooper’s Big Secret Governor still hasn’t shared any compromise proposals on anything in the budget Cooper’s compromise is the biggest secret in town Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019