Budgets (page 7)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has been able to cut tax rates in recent years without having to cut government programs. Joseph Coletti credits sustainable budgeting. He explains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts analyzes a proposed provider tax associated with expanding Medicaid. Shannon Watkins of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    Teacher pay: 37th or 29th?

    Today, I received this email:                           Here is the current teacher pay ranking according to the News & Observer:    …
    Terry Stoops, April 8, 2019
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    House Democrats drop plans to pass a budget

    It didn’t take long for U.S. House Democrats to back off plans for finishing a real budget plan. Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports. After Democrats took control of the House with many candidates stressing the importance of passing a budget, party leadership has punted the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on progress of a bill designed to block proposed State Health Plan changes. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges prudence for those writing the next N.C. state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the dispute between North Carolina’s state treasurer and hospitals over State Health Plan changes. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how N.C. lawmakers can help reduce health care costs.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Supreme Court has a new chief justice, new associate justice, and a 6-1 partisan advantage for Democrats. Rick Henderson analyzes the political implications of recent Supreme Court changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops critiques Gov. Roy Cooper’s education budget proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019
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    CJ reports: NCGA General Fund budget $24 billion, $500 million less than governor’s

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: Republican legislative leaders have reached agreement on a 2019-20 General Fund budget cap of slightly more than $24 billion, shaving about $500 million from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan. (See Editor’s note at end of this story.) Senate leader Phil Berger,…
    Anna Manning, March 20, 2019
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    House ‘modernization’ could lead to the return of earmarks

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the latest proposals from U.S. House Democrats. House lawmakers have begun examining ways to help make the chamber run more efficiently, and the top recommendations call for raising the pay of lawmakers and allowing long-vilified earmarks to be included once…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019