Budget (page 4)

  • Post

    McCrory’s Budget details

    Yesterday, Gov. McCrory released his spending plan for the 2015-2017 biennium.  While this is not the actual budget and the legislature will have to make the final decision on what is to be included in the state’s two-year spending plan, here are some details from his presentation yesterday.
    Sarah Curry, March 6, 2015
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    Health and Human Services Budget in North Carolina

    Health Care Solutions Week: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is made up of thirty divisions and offices, which are categorized under four broad areas: health, human services, administration, and support.  In addition, the department oversees fourteen facilities including developmental centers,…
    Sarah Curry, October 15, 2014
  • Post

    Rep. Tim Moore files July 25 sine die resolution

    Rep. Tim Moore Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Maybe. Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and chairman of the House Rules Committee has filed a July 25 sine die resolution. That, the approval of a Common Core repeal bill acceptable to Gov.
    Barry Smith, July 16, 2014
  • Post

    Senate leader Phil Berger previews the upcoming short session

    The ambitious agenda laid out by Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, for the upcoming legislative session Sen. Phil Berger made me wonder if the short session will really be short. The session begins on Wednesday. Berger said lawmakers’ time in Raleigh could be managed well. Here…
    Barry Smith, May 8, 2014
  • Post

    Erskine Bowles: Ryan budget ‘sensible, straight-forward’

    I keep wondering if I’ll Google the video of Erskine Bowles, the two-time Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina and former chief-of-staff for President Bill Clinton, and find that his comments praising GOP VP-pick Paul Ryan’s budget taken out of context. But it hasn’t happened yet. Bowles said…
    Barry Smith, August 13, 2012
  • Post

    A budget triumph: Canada’s recent past

    In 1993, Canada's federal debt was equal to 67 percent of the nation's annual economic output, and in 1995 the Wall Street Journal called it an honorary member of the third world. How times have changed. By 2009, that level of debt had fallen to 29 percent of economic output, and Canada's debt appears to be far more manageable than that of the United States. So how did they do it?
    Fergus Hodgson, August 24, 2011