NC General Assembly (page 5)

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    How Will Latest Round of NC Tax Cuts/Tax Reform Impact You?

    JLF’s Joe Coletti has put together a valuable and easy-to-read synopsis of North Carolina’s new General Fund budget. It includes really helpful charts and graphics so you can see the trends. Among them is a chart that shows how you will be impacted by tax reform. Check it out. …
    Donna Martinez, July 12, 2017
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    Fiscal Responsibility on Jones Street Remains Shamefully Underreported

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson has noticed a big difference between North Carolina and other states. North Carolinians had much to celebrate over the Independence Day weekend. Unlike residents of, say, New Jersey. Even though the Garden State had no budget in place, Jerseyites…
    Donna Martinez, July 7, 2017
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    Is Public Broadband the Answer, Or Can Private Markets Do a Better Job?

    Writing at fayobserver.com (the online Fayetteville Observer), JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson joins the Mercatus Center’s Brent Skorup explains why the idea of more government involvement in the providing of internet serves is well-intentioned, but flawed policy. Some people may remember the high-profile struggles of “municipal cable” in the…
    Donna Martinez, July 2, 2017
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    Looking Beyond the Headlines In the New General Fund Budget

    JLF’s Joe Coletti takes a deep dive into some of the provisions in North Carolina’s new General Fund budget plan that haven’t yet drawn headlines. He writes there are important implications for savings and capital, transparency, and spending that every taxpayer and legislator should consider. Find out more about…
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2017
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    N.C.’s New Public Education Budget: Prudent, Thoughtful Plan

    North Carolina’s new General Fund budget appropriates more than $9 billion to public education. JLF’s Terry Stoops writes the plan is attentive to children, teachers, and principals, and it addresses the need to reduce costly, inefficient bureaucracy and to invest in business systems. Read the details here.
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2017
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    House Overrides Cooper Budget Veto 76-43. We Have a Budget.

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way has the very latest on N.C. budget actions. Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, gave an impassioned defense of the $23 billion bipartisan General Fund budget compromise Wednesday morning, and the House quickly followed his motion to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the spending plan in…
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2017
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    LISTEN: JLF’s Becki Gray Testifies Before Legislative Committee About Recodification of Criminal Code

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, spoke briefly this morning in favor of the provision of Senate Bill 114 that would create a new commission to recodify North Carolina’s criminal code. Gray offered this testimony during a meeting of the N.C. House Finance Committee meeting. The…
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2017
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    Budget Veto Override Done In Senate. Now On To The House.

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on late-day action in the North Carolina Senate.  A last-minute plea from Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue, D-Wake, for new budget negotiations fell on deaf ears. The Senate voted 34-14 late Tuesday afternoon to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the $23 billion General…
    Donna Martinez, June 27, 2017