Unfunded Liabilities

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    State Debt Nearly One-Third Lower Than in 2013

    The State Treasurer’s office released today its latest debt affordability study,  which showed that not only did North Carolina maintain its AAA credit rating, it reminded us once again of the stark contrast between the fiscally conservative approach of the last decade…
    Brian Balfour, March 2, 2021
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Assesses Impact of Treasurer Dale Folwell

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell is doing things a bit differently from his predecessors. Typically, state treasurers are behind-the-scenes managers, but Folwell is very much a public figure. Writing at salisburypost.com, Elizabeth Cook looks at Dale Folwell’s tenure. Since taking office, Folwell has reduced the $700 million a year…
    Donna Martinez, June 12, 2018
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    Federal debt cracks $15 trillion, officially, but that’s not even half of it

    As the Washington Times reported this morning, the Treasury Department’s figure for federal debt has now surpassed $15 trillion. That equates to an increase of $4.4 trillion during Obama’s term. A few simple calculations put these numbers into painful perspective. Per capita, for example, $15 trillion breaks down…
    Fergus Hodgson, November 17, 2011