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HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education could be asking the Board of Commissioners for nearly $275,000 more than it received this year for the upcoming fiscal year.

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RALEIGH — The state budget may be spared economists’ worst fears from the COVID pandemic, according to a new tax revenue forecast.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is again pushing for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure bond, but Republican leaders caution that North Carolina’s still-unsteady economy makes it impossible to tell whether it would be prudent.

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RALEIGH — Less than a year after an audit of the N.C. Department of Transportation found massive overspending, a blue-ribbon panel is recommending the department get a 40% budget hike.

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Monday, 14 December 2020 10:14

OPINION: Compensate victims of regulation

As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other reserves.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:35

North Carolina lowers the rate of teacher attrition

RALEIGH — Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina received a “C” for poor fiscal management from the national nonprofit Truth in Accounting. But the Tar Heel State is doing much better than the report suggests. 

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This pandemic has affected every corner of our state, including our state budget needs. For many families, it has also shifted their priorities. Last week, I proposed a budget that tackles the challenges we’re facing today while building for the promise of tomorrow. We can emerge from this crisis even stronger than before if we invest wisely.

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RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion COVID-19 package during a Tuesday, Sept. 1, news conference. The proposal — which they plan to pass this week during a two-day session — sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper, who earlier released his budget priorities. Those priorities differ drastically from Republicans’ plans.

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RALEIGH — For the first time in state history, the governor is introducing a budget proposal in August. The fiscal year is already under way, but North Carolina’s budget is almost two years old.

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