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While negotiations continue on the state budget and legislators take steps to pass an interim spending plan, NC Policy Watch commentators Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield explain what these steps mean for the state.

In his column, “The real job destroyer”, Chris Fitzsimon corrects the misperseption that increasing taxes will cost jobs. In reality it is the budget cuts that are costing the state thousands of positions.

The budget negotiations are centered around the revenue package with the Senate and the House proposing different but equally viable solutions. Rob Schofield puts together a compromised budget package in his Weekly Briefing entitled “The best of both plans“.

Progressive Voices commentator Chris Kromm reflects on two iconic figures in his column “What would John Hope Franklin say about the legislature’s decision to honor Sen. Jesse Helms?

One Comment


  1. Louie

    July 1, 2009 at 4:46 am

    well I guess the Leg. will need to pass a resolution honoring Tom Ellis too, since there would have been no ‘Senator No’ without Mr. Ellis.

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