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MANAGED CARE MEDICAID KEY TO BUDGET

A whole bunch of spending ideas are floating through the State House. Spending for Hollywood movie producers. And Community College scholarships. And tax breaks on old buildings. Spending on incentives. And low income housing. And deductions for seniors. Don’t forget everybody wants more for teachers and state employees. The Governor wants more for courts, textbooks, […]

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MEDICAID MONSTER THREATENS GOVERNOR’S SOUND BUDGET

A predictable, overblown reaction from the bigger government lobby at the News and Observer is a clear signal Governor McCrory produced a fiscally responsible budget last week. While limiting overall spending growth below population plus inflation, the Governor devotes an additional $237 million to public education to hire 1400 new teachers, raise teacher pay, buy […]

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ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MORALITY OR MASSACRE?

On Valentine’s Day, the Democratic Party’s shock troops, the Moral Monday protesters, gathered in Raleigh under the command of Moral arbiter in chief, NAACP President William Barber. Reverend Barber bills his protest march as right, namely himself , against wrong, the ”extremist” Republican Legislature. And to put it mildly, the philosophical difference between Barber’s Democrats […]

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education, jobs, economy lead top 2015 state issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 6, 2015 PRESS INQUIRIES: info@cprnc.org North Carolinians are most concerned with jobs, the economy, and education, and 81% say the state’s economy has stayed the same or gotten better in a statewide poll released Friday by the Carolina Partnership for Reform. Support continues for reforms to the tax structure, with the […]

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AMAZING TEACHER TENURE FACTS

Here’s an amazing fact about teacher tenure from The New Teacher Project, a business and education group seeking education solutions. Taxpayers spend $250 million on raises for teachers their school district has already identified are ineffective teachers. Another fact. Their study reports over half the best teachers earn less than the average ineffective teacher in […]

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