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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 recession in March, North Carolina policymakers have been watching government revenues and expenditures carefully.
 
Cunningham Raised Taxes During The 2001 Recession, Wants To Do It Again
 
Jay Heflin writes for the Washington Examiner about one economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
A recession is coming, if itís not already here, the state budget director at the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management told lawmakers in a meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19.
A recession is coming, if itís not already here, the state budget director at the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management told lawmakers in a meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19.
 
North Carolinaís state pension plan is prepared to weather another recession, a Pew Charitable Trusts stress test says.
North Carolinaís state pension plan is prepared to weather another recession, a Pew Charitable Trusts stress test says.
 
We have experienced a decade of economic growth and the big questions many are asking is whether this growth will continue or if there will be a recession in our future?
We have experienced a decade of economic growth and the big questions many are asking is whether this growth will continue or if there will be a recession in our future?
 
What do you remember about the Stimulus Package?
What do you remember about the Stimulus Package?
 
Timing matters, in both stand-up comedy and interpreting statistical trends
Timing matters, in both stand-up comedy and interpreting statistical trends
 
If I could predict the onset of America's next recession with precision, I wouldn't tell you about it. I'd become a money manager and make a pile of it by timing the market
If I could predict the onset of America's next recession with precision, I wouldn't tell you about it. I'd become a money manager and make a pile of it by timing the market
 
In North Carolina, Republican candidates for the General Assembly and statewide offices have been told that their policies are to blame for the fact that fewer high school graduates pursue teaching careers
In North Carolina, Republican candidates for the General Assembly and statewide offices have been told that their policies are to blame for the fact that fewer high school graduates pursue teaching careers
 
This latest attack on North Carolina values is being coordinated by the same people who manage the New York City pension fund that is on the verge of an "operational failure..."
This latest attack on North Carolina values is being coordinated by the same people who manage the New York City pension fund that is on the verge of an "operational failure..."
 
Now 71 and married 51 years, I am qualified to offer young guys free advice about the three major downfalls of men-girls, gold, and glory. Let's talk about Gold and Glory.
Now 71 and married 51 years, I am qualified to offer young guys free advice about the three major downfalls of men-girls, gold, and glory. Let's talk about Gold and Glory.
 
The writer of Ecclesiastes says, "For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven." During hard times we recognize the need to hunker down and reduce spending.
The writer of Ecclesiastes says, "For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven." During hard times we recognize the need to hunker down and reduce spending.
 
Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don't ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. On the contrary, understanding the full range of causes of unemployment is required before policymakers can effectively combat it.
Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don't ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. On the contrary, understanding the full range of causes of unemployment is required before policymakers can effectively combat it.
 
Unemployment insurance (UI) reform in North Carolina continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. The 2013 UI reform, made possible by the Republican-dominated General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory, will enable $240 million in tax savings for state employers in 2016 alone, thanks to a...
Unemployment insurance (UI) reform in North Carolina continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. The 2013 UI reform, made possible by the Republican-dominated General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory, will enable $240 million in tax savings for state employers in 2016 alone, thanks to a...
 
History tells us that we are overdue for an economic recession.
 
Two of the most prominent liberals in the Senate have joined forces to take on the big banks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has announced that he is teaming up with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to co-sponsor her bill that would reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
Two of the most prominent liberals in the Senate have joined forces to take on the big banks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has announced that he is teaming up with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to co-sponsor her bill that would reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
 
The Nuclear Arms Treaty with Iraq is not getting the kind of public notice or disclosure of deatils we would all like to have. This morning the above report is up!
The Nuclear Arms Treaty with Iraq is not getting the kind of public notice or disclosure of deatils we would all like to have. This morning the above report is up!
 
Because of tough decisions made by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory, North Carolina's payroll tax is expected to drop by about $280 million in 2016 and as much as $550 million by 2017. What you think about this sequence of events says a lot about your political philosophy and your...
Because of tough decisions made by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory, North Carolina's payroll tax is expected to drop by about $280 million in 2016 and as much as $550 million by 2017. What you think about this sequence of events says a lot about your political philosophy and your...
 
According to most economic indicators, North Carolina's economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages. The state's recent decline in unemployment - even when you include discouraged workers who've dropped out of the labor force - is one of the largest in the...
According to most economic indicators, North Carolina's economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages. The state's recent decline in unemployment - even when you include discouraged workers who've dropped out of the labor force - is one of the largest in the...
 
The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend kicked off on Friday with thought-provoking insights from a range of speakers, including two potential presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend kicked off on Friday with thought-provoking insights from a range of speakers, including two potential presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
 
I remember, along with older folks, the days of youth when time dragged by. You looked at your grandparents as so old and wise. You wanted to do the things they did and, with my Granddaddy Williams, drive the pickup and tractor. His farm in Pickens County, SC, was the land of my dreams and wonder
I remember, along with older folks, the days of youth when time dragged by. You looked at your grandparents as so old and wise. You wanted to do the things they did and, with my Granddaddy Williams, drive the pickup and tractor. His farm in Pickens County, SC, was the land of my dreams and wonder
 
If the recent review of campus-based centers by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was all an elaborate ruse to silence a critic of state Republicans, it would probably qualify as the most improbable, elaborate, and ineffective conspiracy in North Carolina history.
If the recent review of campus-based centers by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was all an elaborate ruse to silence a critic of state Republicans, it would probably qualify as the most improbable, elaborate, and ineffective conspiracy in North Carolina history.
 
A new report from the Center for American Progress claims that the "Great Recession" devastated public university investments nationwide. Specifically, it says that over a five-year period, tuition has skyrocketed, states have withdrawn public investment, and low-income families have been pushed...
A new report from the Center for American Progress claims that the "Great Recession" devastated public university investments nationwide. Specifically, it says that over a five-year period, tuition has skyrocketed, states have withdrawn public investment, and low-income families have been pushed...
 
As the state prepares for the start of a new year, new laws are slated to take effect in North Carolina on January 1, 2015.
As the state prepares for the start of a new year, new laws are slated to take effect in North Carolina on January 1, 2015.
 
The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average. But few would describe the general trend as impressive by historical standards
The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average. But few would describe the general trend as impressive by historical standards
 
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after North Carolina's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent. That represents a 1.2 point drop from October 2013 and is 2.5 points lower than January 2013 when the governor entered office.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after North Carolina's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent. That represents a 1.2 point drop from October 2013 and is 2.5 points lower than January 2013 when the governor entered office.
 
You may have missed the media hoopla (ha!), but between FY 2010-11 and FY 2014-15, state appropriations for the K-12 education budget grew by more than $1 billion in nominal dollars.
You may have missed the media hoopla (ha!), but between FY 2010-11 and FY 2014-15, state appropriations for the K-12 education budget grew by more than $1 billion in nominal dollars.
 
On the corner of South Elm Street and Lee Street on the south side of downtown Greensboro lies a seven-acre empty lot.
On the corner of South Elm Street and Lee Street on the south side of downtown Greensboro lies a seven-acre empty lot.
 
North Carolina remains in dire economic times. Unemployment is hiding at 9.4 percent, one of the worst in the nation.
North Carolina remains in dire economic times. Unemployment is hiding at 9.4 percent, one of the worst in the nation.
 
During the Great Recession and its aftermath, few issues in North Carolina politics have been as contentious as fiscal policy. According to a literature survey of recent studies examining the relationship between public policy and economic performance at the state and local level, it is clear...
During the Great Recession and its aftermath, few issues in North Carolina politics have been as contentious as fiscal policy. According to a literature survey of recent studies examining the relationship between public policy and economic performance at the state and local level, it is clear...
 
Newly released employment data show signs of growing strength in the North Carolina economy, with the second-highest reported annual increase in new jobs in the state since the onset of the Great Recession. That's the assessment of John Locke Foundation President John Hood.
Newly released employment data show signs of growing strength in the North Carolina economy, with the second-highest reported annual increase in new jobs in the state since the onset of the Great Recession. That's the assessment of John Locke Foundation President John Hood.
 
Since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, many American households and businesses have substantially reduced their indebtedness. That was a rational decision. A key cause of the boom that led to the bust was excessive leverage, itself a product of the Federal Reserve Board's easy-money..
Since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, many American households and businesses have substantially reduced their indebtedness. That was a rational decision. A key cause of the boom that led to the bust was excessive leverage, itself a product of the Federal Reserve Board's easy-money..
 
The website newgeography.org recently published a study of which metro areas have the most economic momentum as 2014 gets under way. The Praxis Strategy Group looked at factors such as GDP growth, job growth, unemployment rates, population growth and migration from other states.
The website newgeography.org recently published a study of which metro areas have the most economic momentum as 2014 gets under way. The Praxis Strategy Group looked at factors such as GDP growth, job growth, unemployment rates, population growth and migration from other states.
 
North Carolina state government spending has grown "significantly" in recent decades, though much of that growth has been hidden beneath headlines that focus on the state's General Fund. That's a key finding from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
North Carolina state government spending has grown "significantly" in recent decades, though much of that growth has been hidden beneath headlines that focus on the state's General Fund. That's a key finding from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
 
After the 2010 elections put North Carolina's legislature in the hands of Republicans for the first time in more than a century, state policy began a turn to the Right - that much is indisputable.
After the 2010 elections put North Carolina's legislature in the hands of Republicans for the first time in more than a century, state policy began a turn to the Right - that much is indisputable.
 
Most North Carolinians are painfully aware of how grim the ongoing recession has been for our state. However, few know about our oppressive Third World debt owed to the federal government for money borrowed to pay benefits to unemployed workers.
Most North Carolinians are painfully aware of how grim the ongoing recession has been for our state. However, few know about our oppressive Third World debt owed to the federal government for money borrowed to pay benefits to unemployed workers.
 
To the surprise of industry observers, the U.S. Department of Justice in August filed to lawsuit to block the pending merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Contrary to much howling in the press and from the companies, unions, and communities involved, the DOJ's action was far from...
To the surprise of industry observers, the U.S. Department of Justice in August filed to lawsuit to block the pending merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Contrary to much howling in the press and from the companies, unions, and communities involved, the DOJ's action was far from...
 
When the July jobs report for North Carolina came out last week, showing an uptick in the unemployment rate, all the usual suspects said all the usual things.
When the July jobs report for North Carolina came out last week, showing an uptick in the unemployment rate, all the usual suspects said all the usual things.
 
Since Barack Obama took office in 2009 promising to end and reverse the effects of the Great Recession, Republican politicians and conservative critics have relentlessly pointed out how weak the economic recovery has been by historical standards. One popular rhetorical tactic has been to use a...
Since Barack Obama took office in 2009 promising to end and reverse the effects of the Great Recession, Republican politicians and conservative critics have relentlessly pointed out how weak the economic recovery has been by historical standards. One popular rhetorical tactic has been to use a...
 
High taxes have stifled North Carolina's economic growth for decades. The Tar Heel State has the highest taxes in the Southeast and ranks 44th as the worst state in the country for business, according to the Tax Foundation.
High taxes have stifled North Carolina's economic growth for decades. The Tar Heel State has the highest taxes in the Southeast and ranks 44th as the worst state in the country for business, according to the Tax Foundation.
 
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