A budget without tax hikes for N.C. – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — Every committee meeting and every document related to the state government’s budget this year should start with the words “DON’T PANIC.”

This is for two equally compelling reasons.

First, the state budget is an insanely complicated set of numbers tied to an equally complicated set of activities. These activities exist mostly because they also existed the previous year.
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