Budget (page 4)

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    Budget-Paring Tool Would Save N.C. Taxpayers $455 Million Next Year

    North Carolina legislators could save taxpayers another $455 million in the next budget year. They would meet that target by using a tool called consensus-based budgeting. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report offers details. JLF is releasing its report as N.C. House and Senate budget negotiators work out…
    Donna Martinez, June 13, 2017
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    Setting Tax Priorities, Simplifying The Tax Code

    The franchise tax. The sales tax. The corporate income tax. The personal income tax. JLF’s Joe Coletti analyzes tax reform proposals in the House and Senate budget plans. For example: Both budget proposals would increase the standard deduction available to taxpayers. The Senate’s plan would raise the amount for…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Discusses the N.C. House Budget

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the N.C. House budget for 2017-19 and the next steps in the state budget process. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
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    Why Should N.C. Businesses Like the House Budget?

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, lists three items N.C. businesses should like about the state House budget. Gray offered these comments during the June 2, 2017, edition of the N.C. Channel’s “Bottom Line.” WATCH here. You’ll find Becki’s full assessment of the House budget here. Among her…
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
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    Analysis: House Budget Plan Proposes Fixing a Facilities Hole

    The House budget’s transfer of $365 million to the Repairs and Renovations Reserve is three times what the Senate or Gov. Cooper proposed, writes JLF’s Joe Coletti. Despite legal requirements, there has rarely been enough money to cover costs of existing facilities, even as state government added new construction…
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
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    Exclusive To Carolina Journal: Top House Budget Writer Nelson Dollar Talks Spending, Education, Transportation

    Reporter Kari Travis has an in-depth Q&A with Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County. Among the questions to, and answers from, one of the top budget writers in the House: Q: What makes you most proud in this budget? What is not in it that you regret…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
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    Triangle Business Journal Checks In With Mitch Kokai On Tax Reform

    As we come down to final House discussions over the chamber’s proposed General Fund budget plan, the Triangle Business Journal asked Mitch Kokai to assess the House tax package and what comes next. “We would like the final compromise negotiators to work on something that is broad-based and effects as…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
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    House Budget – A Dozen Initial Take-Aways

    We’re still combing through last week’s committee reports, sorting out details from this morning’s Finance meeting and waiting for the full budget documents, but we’re starting to get a picture of what the House proposes in its budget. Here are a dozen things that struck me: 1. Spending is same…
    Becki Gray, May 30, 2017