Tag:state spending

  • Another no-drama budget cycle

    North Carolinians had much to celebrate over the Independence Day weekend. Unlike residents of, say, New Jersey. Even though the Garden State had no budget in place, Jerseyites saw Gov. Chris Christie luxuriate on a public beach that was closed to, well, the public. Unless you were…

  • Gov. Hunt’s Gift to Easley

    New data show that North Carolina ranked 8th in the nation in state spending growth during the 1990s, thus setting the stage for big budget deficits in recent years. Gov. Easley probably hasn’t thanked his predecessor for this.