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Budget & Taxes Archives

  1. Jun

    Senate Budget Would Eliminate Retiree Health Benefits for Future State Workers

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A major provision in the Senate budget plan has received little attention before now. The Char-O has the details: Future state employees could lose one of the biggest perks of government work: Free health insurance in retirement. The proposed change appears deep within the Senate’s 500-page budget bill and attracted little notice when the budget […]

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    Budget Brinkmanship in Raleigh

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    There's a $700 million gap between the NC House's and Senate's spending format, but the numbers only hint at the real divisions.

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    State Budget Unlikely to be Finalized Before Start of Fiscal Year

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Several significant differences between the House budget plan and the Senate budget proposal are unlikely to be worked out before the July 1 beginning of the new fiscal year. According to this WRAL report: Speaking just after the Senate had passed its draft Thursday, President Pro Tem Phil Berger acknowledged it was unlikely the House […]

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    Ferry Fiasco a Reminder of Govt. Limits

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    A news story is a good reminder of why government needs to be limited, as some of our supporters have pointed out. According to the AP , "A ferry designed to take school children from Corolla across Currituck Sound is about to become scrap metal without ever carrying anyone to class." Money for the project […]

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    Senate Budget Plan Would Repeal CON Laws

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Among several differences between the House and Senate budget proposals is the Senate's inclusion of an elimination of North Carolina's Certificate of Need (CON) laws. Matt Caulder at Capitol Connection has a nice summary of the story here. CON laws, which have been in place since 1978, require health care facilities to obtain certificates recognizing […]

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