Among the new bills introduced in the legislature this week is a cap on the motor fuel tax (HB399). The flat tax rate on a gallon of gas is 17.5 cents. The variable wholesale rate ... Keep Reading
State Employee’s Group Offers Mixed Bag of Budget Suggestions
Today the State Employee's Association of North Carolina (SEANC) held a press conference touting their new report entitled: "Take Pride in North Carolina: A Budget Report ... Keep Reading
How Many State Jobs Will Be on the Chopping Block?
The N&O has this article discussing the very real issue of North Carolina state workers being laid off in an effort to balance the budget. Payroll is a huge expense for ... Keep Reading
Don’t Overlook State Retiree Benefits Massive Liability
A recent Fayetteville Observer story provides an informative update on North Carolina's massive unfunded liability for state retiree health benefits. For those not familiar ... Keep Reading
Is Individual Liberty Among Perdue’s “Core Priorities”?
The N&O's Under the Dome blog reproduces a copy of an email sent by Gov. Perdue to state employees in light of her "reorganization" plan that will likely lead to state worker ... Keep Reading
In What Part of NC is Lake Wobegon?
In the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." As noted in this N&O article, it ... Keep Reading
State Health Plan Update: Still in Bad Shape
Today's meeting of the Committee on Employee Hospital and Medical Benefits included a financial update of the State Health Plan (SHP). Among the highlights: For FY ... Keep Reading
“Service before self”–a convenient smokescreen
Approximately 350 members of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) union invaded the legislative complex Tuesday, armed with blue shirts and standard union ... Keep Reading
State Senate Leaders Say No to State Employee “Payback” and Raise
As reported by the N&O,the North Carolina State Senate appears to already be rejecting Gov. Perdue's proposed "payback" to state employees for last year's unpaid furlough of 10 ... Keep Reading
No Pay Raises Coming for State Employees (Again)
Gov. Perdue today announced that North Carolina state employees won't be getting a pay raise in this summer's budget. Perdue did, however, mention the possibility of paying back ... Keep Reading