Analysts Say State Budget Should Weather Pandemic

BY GARRETT BERGQUIST RALEIGH PUBLISHED 6:00 PM ET FEB. 17, 2021 RALEIGH, N.C. — The legislature’s top economist on Wednesday said stimulus money and strong consumer spending mean North Carolina probably dodged the worst of the pandemic’s effects. Barry Boardman, the chief economist for the N.C. General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division, told lawmakers Wednesday morning
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