I haven’t dug into the document, but here’s how the Chapel Hill News is reporting Orange County Manager Frank Clifton’s budget recommendation:
Orange County Manager Frank Clifton has proposed a no-tax increase budget that gives a pay raise to employees but less money to the school systems than they asked for.
The $178 million budget is $4.8 million less than this fiscal year’s amended budget and would keep the property tax rate at 85.8 cents per $100 of assessed value, or $2,574 in county taxes on a $300,000 house.
Now we’ll see how county commissioners react, since the body has illustrated a nearly insatiable desire to raise taxes and expand government.Read full article » No Comments »
Listen to the reaction of the students to the soda rule imposed by the nanny-staters at the federal government. And listen to the convoluted definition of “cafeteria.” And ask yourself whether it makes more sense to spend the $15,000 on a fine, or on classroom instruction.Read full article » No Comments »
From Roll Call comes word about the 7th district congressional race between Republican state Sen. David Rouzer and Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre. Rouzer is among the group of eight referenced below.
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The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that eight GOP House candidates are one step closer to earning the committee’s top-tier Young Guns status.
Those eight candidates progressed to the Contender level, the third step in the four-step Young Guns program. The candidates must meet district-specific benchmarks to move through the program, which gives fundraising and infrastructure assistance.