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Archive for April 2011

Classic Quiz Answer

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Question:  Do the authors agree that legislatures make a difference in policy-making?  Why or why not?

Answer: Yes.  See article for reasons.

 

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April 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

NC House Budget Cuts Universities Budgets

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The campus paper reports that the first draft of the state budget proposes a 17.4% cut to the university system’s budget for next year.  That’s 3,200 jobs and 9,000 classes.  For perspective that is the equivalent of closing UNC Asheville, Greensboro, Wilmington, Western and Winston-Salem State.

As the News and Observer said “the proposals bring into focus a new era of fiscal austerity.”  This article also mentions the serious cuts to the other branches of government.

Most of it could be avoided by keeping our current tax rates . . . but the Republicans think it is very important that we pay a penny less in sales tax next year and have a lower corporate tax rate.

Whew.

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April 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

Posted in Politics