Tag:spending

  • WRAL’s weird Cooper coup proposal is lousy advice

    A political coup in North Carolina? That seems to be the suggestion of a WRAL editorial published on June 24. It bemoans the fact that state legislators aren’t spending enough money on public education. Here’s an excerpt from the editorial, which labeled the state Senate budget a “manifesto of…

  • Takeaways from the Senate budget

    This week the Senate leadership presented the chamber’s state budget proposal. After a day or two of social media reaction and topline numbers, it’s time for a real look at what this contains before it runs the legislative gauntlet. A theme runs through this budget: Fix what’s broken, maintain what…

  • No. 955 Tips for Conserving Taxpayers’ Paychecks

    The drought in North Carolina and the rest of the South has evoked cries for water conservation. The situation is so bad that Gov. Mike Easley recently urged the state’s citizens to cut their water usage in half. Water is a precious resource, and certainly it should be used wisely…