A couple of posts have some insights for us in NC. We hosted economist Arthur Laffer earlier this year for a discussion of how lower income taxes, or no income taxes, can boost economies — and even bring more money in to government. Add Ireland to the places where high taxes have the effect of [...]
Gov. McCrory released his first budget today which covers FY 2013-2014 and 2014-15. One of the major expenditures in the budget is an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Medicaid in North Carolina. The budget would end accounting tricks that previous administrations have played to hide the true cost of Medicaid and increases funding to the [...]
Gov. McCrory is releasing his two-year budget at 10:30 am today. You can follow along live here.
State Senators Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), Louis Pate (R-Wayne) and Tommy Tucker (R-Union) today filed a bill (SB 334) to revamp the lease of the Dorothea Dix hospital campus to the city of Raleigh that was approved in the closing days of the Gov. Perdue administration. The deal, seen by many as an attempted by the [...]
The Council of State approved a deal worked out with the city of Raleigh and Governor Bev Perdue to lease the Dorothea Dix property to the city for a park. The agreement is worth well below the value of the land. The two Republicans on the Council, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and Labor Commissioner Cherie [...]