Subsidizing billionaires

Subsidizing billionaires

ShareMixed in the pork from the North Carolina GOP’s 2018 budget is a line item giving $1 million to an equestrian center in Polk County. That’s a big horse arena to host shows for wealthy owners from across the country. Among the owners are members of the Mercer...
More like South Carolina than Kansas

More like South Carolina than Kansas

ShareLast week, Kansas ended its disastrous conservative experiment when the legislature passed tax increases to start filling the massive budget hole caused by radical tax cuts. Gov. Sam Brownback came into office promising that huge tax cuts would spur enough growth...
Tough luck

Tough luck

ShareRepublicans are crowing about the state’s revenue. John Hood notes that collections are up almost $900 million over expenditures. That maybe good if your primary goal is balancing the budget. However, we’re still in trouble if your goal is meeting the states...

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