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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that Gov. Pat McCrory has delivered his second State of the State address, lawmakers and public policy advocates are weighing the merits of the governor’s proposals. Rick Henderson analyzes McCrory’s remarks for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jenna Robinson shares her priorities as the new…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2015
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    How does NC compare with other state budgets?

    This was presented in a joint appropriations committee meeting this morning.  Looks like there are plenty of states that are experiencing hard budget decisions this year…  …
    Sarah Curry, February 12, 2015
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    Transparency for states when feds issued unfunded mandates

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015, which would require greater transparency of federal government costs associated with unfunded mandates. “For far too long, people in Eastern…
    Sarah Curry, February 6, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that some N.C. lawmakers are paying close attention to Medicaid reforms from Illinois. John Hood’s Daily Journal invokes the Bard in making a case for redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2015
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    Fix what’s broken in N.C. Medicaid before talking about expansion

    N.C. policymakers should fix problems with state government’s existing health care programs, including Medicaid, before addressing plans to expand or reform Medicaid. Doctors who deal with Medicaid patients on a daily basis should be part of the solution. That was the message Dr. David Stein of Burlington delivered to the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2015
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    Budget Outlook for Federal Government

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington D.C. released a report on the Budget and Economic Outlook for 2015-2025. The report estimates that the federal budget deficit will total $468 billion in fiscal 2014, which amounts to 2.6% of the nation’s GDP. According to the CBO, the deficit is…
    Sarah Curry, January 28, 2015
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    Medicaid heads to the high court

    Paige Winfield Cunningham documents for Washington Examiner readers a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the controversial Medicaid program. Healthcare providers have long been unhappy with often meager Medicaid payments, but whether they can actually sue states to raise those rates is a question the Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2015
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    AFP sets its agenda for 2015 General Assembly

    Americans for Prosperity will be encouraging the N.C. General Assembly to continue pushing back against environmental regulation, offering more patient-centered freedom in health care, continuing to push for tax reform, and providing for more educational freedom during the 2015 legislative session. AFP released its 2015 agenda on…
    Barry Smith, January 15, 2015