• John Locke Update

    Budget 2019: Mini Budgets Circumvent State Budget Staring Contest

    posted September 5, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Despite his protestations, Gov. Roy Cooper has signed three mini-budget bills passed unanimously by the General Assembly. Republican legislative leaders signaled their move to piecemeal budgeting in mid-August when they…
  • John Locke Update

    Budget 2019: Borrowing to Balance the Budget

    posted July 30, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    In addition to questions of money and Medicaid, the budget stalemate raises a philosophical question: When is a balanced budget not a balanced budget? North Carolina’s state constitution and…
  • John Locke Update

    Is Medicaid Properly Helping Those in the Shadows?

    posted July 23, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Hubert Humphrey once said, “The ultimate moral test of any government is the way it treats three groups of its citizens. First, those in the dawn of life — our…
  • John Locke Update

    Budget 2019: A Consensus-Based Approach

    posted June 12, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Now that the House has officially rejected the Senate’s budget bill, the two chambers soon will begin conference negotiations to set a final budget that likely will be subject to a…
  • John Locke Update

    Senate Budget Highlights: Health Care

    posted June 5, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It is budget season in Raleigh! The North Carolina House of Representatives recently released their budget, and the Senate released their version of the budget last week. Now,…

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