Budgets (page 8)

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    Becki Gray Discusses Budgets, Medicaid, and Elections with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    JLF’s Becki Gray continues with her regular appearances on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. In her latest appearance, Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the budget impasse, the possibility of Medicaid expansion, and new voting…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
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    Mecklenburg ASC’s future with no sales tax bailout

    Mecklenburg voters soundly rejected a proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike in November. The $50 million tax hike to bail out the Arts & Science Council would have delivered $22.5 million per year to the Arts and Science Council, $17 million to parks and greenways; $8 million to education; and $2.5…
    Joseph Coletti, January 17, 2020
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    Clawback contracts are costly

    Governments like to use clawbacks, in which they provide a benefit but demand it back if some objective is not reached. North Carolina uses clawbacks for some tax incentives, but could not recover millions of dollars that had been paid to Dell Technologies when that company closed a plant…
    Joseph Coletti, January 6, 2020
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    Highlighting the federal government’s complicated process of boosting the poor

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online turns his attention to the federal government’s bizarre process of providing money for the poor. The bill from Senator Romney (R., Utah, lately) and Senator Bennet (D., Colo.) would make the federal tax credit for children “fully refundable,” meaning that people who…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2019
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    Local finances could ruin your dream house

    Here’s some good advice on homebuying you may not have considered: If you’re looking to buy a house, chances are you’ve spent countless hours examining listings. Fabulous. Now, just make sure you spend a little time ensuring that house you want isn’t within the borders of a city that…
    Joseph Coletti, December 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC leaders’ defense of their controversial Silent Sam deal. The Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling that should help block court orders involving state budget decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    Letter to Lottery Commission: Say No to Online Scratch-Off

    Friday, December 13, John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray sent a letter to the Chairman of the NC Lottery Commission, Courtney Crowder, concerning a proposal for online scratch-offs. The letter contains John Locke Foundation research that shows counties with the highest lottery ticket sales per adult also tend…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
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    Will Court Overstep Into Budget-Making?

    The John Locke Foundation continued its coverage of the recently released WestEd report this week with a research brief co-written by JLF’s Senior Fellow, Joe Coletti, and JLF’s Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops. The brief explains: The consultants recommend spending $8 billion over eight years and up to…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019