Budgets (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate surrounding the replacement of North Carolina’s elections and ethics board. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes private and public investment from government’s redistribution of income.
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Keep state spending in check

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that although it may not be exciting, newly and re-elected law makers should act with prudence, making a responsible budget with no dramatic changes. So far this year, North Carolina’s state budget is running a surplus. There’s nothing new about that…
    Anna Manning, November 26, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute involving proposed expansion of a Beaufort County solar energy operation. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the governor and state legislators should plan to keep state spending in check.
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    Real reform needed for federal budget process

    Yuval Levin assesses at National Review Online the minor suggestions put forward by a new committee examining the federal budget process. The special committee’s markup process, which began this week and will continue on Tuesday, has so far resulted in three amendments being added to the committee’s reform…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2018
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    When North Carolina made its own money

    University of Delaware Professor Farley Grubb has developed an impressive body of work examining colonial-era money. He and his former student Cory Cutsail have a new working paper in which they reconstruct North Carolina’s history from 1712 to 1774 issuing its own money, and what exactly that money was.
    Joseph Coletti, November 19, 2018
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    Newsflash! Taxpayers Pay for State Employee and Teacher Benefits

    John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti explains where funding for the State Health Plan comes from: An angry teacher on Facebook wondered why those in charge of the State Health Plan “felt the need…to remind us that we are funded by taxpayers” on the new insurance ID cards.  Worse,…
    Anna Manning, November 13, 2018
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    Local debt means future taxes

    A simple change to ballot language and another small change in ball could have huge impacts on local borrowing. Dan Way reported for Carolina Journal that “Debt fared better than taxes in local referendums.” Only one bond referendum failed. Wake County alone received permission from voters to issue $1.017 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, November 13, 2018
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    How much did school districts spend last year?

    Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released per-student expenditure data for the 2017-18 school year. While most districts increased spending from 2017 to 2018, 10 districts spent less.  Overall, the state per-student expenditure increased by $306 compared to the year before, a 3.3 percent increase.
    Terry Stoops, November 5, 2018