Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 3, Jan 2013
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Newly elected Governor Pat McCrory and his cabinet members began discussion about state budget reforms. The author predicts what changes will be made based on the Republican controlled government and considering campaign speeches. Increasing revenue and decreasing expenditures, for example state funded mental health programs, are the tact the newly elect Republican governor intends to follow in balancing the state budget.
Upcoming changes to taxes are expected with the newly elected Republican majority. Republican leaders propose eliminate personal income tax and increasing sales taxes. The author analyzes how these changes may be implemented and subsequent impact on the state's citizens.
The author attempts to predict the Republican tact on education reform in the coming term. Considering campaign speeches and previous votes, Republicans prefer a free market principle for education. Free market education means allowing parents to choose between charter and public schools for their children's education.