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    Meaningless statistic hits highest point in over decade

    Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.  Instead, it mostly reflects the expansion of other parts of the state budget, particularly health and human services. Regardless, the next time someone…
    Terry Stoops, May 19, 2020
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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 Much does NC Spend?

    When we think of the state budget, we mainly focus on the General Fund.  That is the funding source for education, Medicaid, and a number of other familiar state government services.  But what about all those other non-General Fund expenditures?  For example, transportation and the employment security commission are two…
    Sarah Curry, November 17, 2014
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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