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JLF reaction to Perdue’s proposed budget: Not as fiscally conservative as advertised

As expected, The John Locke Foundation says Gov. Perdue’s budget cuts do not go far enough:
Gov. Beverly Perdue’s new budget plan spends more than she’s willing to promote, and it includes ideas for boosting the North Carolina economy that are likely to have little positive impact. That’s the initial reaction from the John Locke Foundation’s […]

By |April 20th, 2010|Raleigh|0 Comments

Gov. Perdue cuts $1 billion in proposed budget

Gov. Bev Perdue released her proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and surprise, there is $1 billion in cuts to cover more than a billion dollar deficit. Most of these cuts came from eliminating 600 state jobs, reduced spending by 6-7 percent to agencies and reducing education entities by 4 percent. Read the press release after the break. […]

By |April 20th, 2010|Raleigh|1 Comment

Candidate for NC Senate was once on Glenn Beck

Fern Shubert, who is running against Tommy Tucker in the Republican primary for state Senate District 35, was on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News a couple of years ago. Here’s a clip from youtube:

By |April 13th, 2010|Election 2010|0 Comments

A new day for divvying up highway funds?

Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation gave a presentation today to the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read the press release after the break.
“More money is not the only issue, or even the most important issue,” Coletti added. “Spending what we have more wisely is the key, by acting to delay or delete funding for the most cost-ineffective projects and moving that money into maintenance needs.”

By |April 6th, 2010|Raleigh, Transportation|0 Comments