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After SPIN! Video – “What guidelines should we have for naming rights?”

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Greer Beaty – Over the past few years we’ve seen a big increase in the number of corporate and private sponsorships and naming rights for public arenas, parks, museums and buildings. Is this primarily because we aren’t providing sufficient funding for this public infrastructure? Are these sponsorships and naming rights cheapening […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Will decisions in other states impact NC Medicaid expansion?”

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – States that voted to expand their Medicaid roles under the Affordable Care Act are reporting that more people signed up than they had anticipated and these increased enrollments are putting strains on state budgets. The problem will become even larger when the federal government begins requiring states to […]

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State budget talks making little progress

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie and Mark Binker, WRAL, July 29, 2015 Nearly a month after the state budget expired, and with their extension deadline looming, House and Senate budget negotiators are talking to the public more than to each other. On Wednesday afternoon, the House budget committee held yet another public meeting to discuss the differences […]

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Beer industry says it has a $3.8B impact on state economy

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by WRAL.com, July 30, 2015. The beer industry says it is big business for North Carolina, boasting in a study released Thursday of a $3.8 billion impact on the state’s economy. The industry has also contributed to more than 26,000 direct jobs (brewing, distribution and retail sales) and generated more than $2 billion in federal, […]

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State has $25.5 billion unfunded retiree health liability

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, July 29, 2015. The state of North Carolina has unfunded liabilities for its retiree health benefit fund totaling $25.5 billion, a legislative oversight committee learned Monday. “We found the unfunded actuarial liability for the retiree health benefit is large, but the state could save up to $64 million annually by […]

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