Tag:TABOR

  • GOP legislative leaders announce $23.9 billion spending deal

    Legislative leaders removed some of the guesswork for the legislative short session starting May 16 by announcing they agreed to a $23.917 billion spending plan for the 2018-19 state budget. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, held a teleconference with reporters…

  • Democratic governor poses new impediment to GOP budget writers

    General Assembly budget writers have a monumental challenge this year that they haven’t faced in the past four. A Democrat in the governor’s mansion. “I think there is zero chance that any budget passed by the General Assembly the governor won’t veto, and that we would have to…

  • Amendment needed to put brakes on spending

    The following editorial was published in the November 2016 print edition of Carolina Journal: North Carolina’s office of state controller reported a General Fund surplus of nearly $1 billion in its final report on the 2015-16 fiscal year. As we’ve noted earlier, this surplus is a direct consequence of growth-oriented…

  • Legislative session builds on fiscal, regulatory reforms

    The Republican-led General Assembly in the just-ended 2016 short session maintained spending restraint, created and enlarged fiscal safeguards in case of an economic downturn, granted more income tax relief, moved toward merit pay raises for state employees, resolved coal ash cleanup disputes, and eliminated some health care regulations. Although the…

  • House, Senate Budget Writers Agree On Spending Cap

    The General Assembly’s so-called short session may be brief indeed, as legislative budget writers have announced an agreement on a total General Fund spending level before either body has put its budget together. Sen. Harry Brown, R-Onslow, and Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, announced on Wednesday that they plan to hold…