Budget (page 5)

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    Paying For Success: Changing How We Fund and Evaluate Programs

    Pay for a program first and ask questions about its effectiveness later. JLF’s Joe Coletti explains that’s usually how government operates. But there is a better way to determine what we spend and why. He reviews a practice known as ‘pay for success,’ which is gaining traction in the U.S. Read…
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2017
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    N.C. Senate Tax Cut Plan: Percentage Reductions in Taxes

    This week, House lawmakers continue their budget work in earnest, now that their colleagues in the N.C. Senate have passed a General Fund budget plan. A key issue for both chambers is deciding on a tax cut/tax reform component that results in working North Carolinians keeping more of what they…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
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    Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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    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