Tag:Fiscal Research Division

  • Legislature announces $896 million surplus for latest fiscal year

    The General Assembly’s nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division said the state collected nearly $900 million more than anticipated for the fiscal year which ended June 30. Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow, who also chairs that body’s budget committee, used a news release to announce the findings. Brown said personal income-tax…

  • Tax collections could lead to $700 million windfall for N.C.

    A $470-million surge in April tax collections could push the state budget surplus to more than $700 million. Barry Boardman, chief economist for the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division, in a Monday, May 6, email alerted legislative leaders of both parties, House, and Senate…

  • Teacher walkout shortchanges students

    While the media will be focusing on union activists at today’s teacher march, I’ll be thinking about a young man named Junior. In 2016, a sobering documentary titled “Raising Bertie” highlighted the educational and economic challenges of young people growing up in Bertie County. The film followed the lives…