Tag:2019 budget

  • Budget standoff highlights policy differences 

    A version of this editorial appeared in the June 2019 print edition of Carolina Journal. To sign up for a free subscription, visit here. A week ago, the state Senate passed its version of a $23.9 billion General Fund budget for the next fiscal year. The Senate and…

  • Budget battles just getting started

    If the state budget process seems polarized now, just wait. It could get even more quarrelsome as lawmakers contemplate how their votes might affect 2020 political prospects. Call it the Three P’s — preening, posturing, and preparing for election campaigns — and some of that was…