That’s the topic of a new column I wrote for the Durham Herald-Sun.
The main thrust:
North Carolina is strongest when our vital public structures are strongest … Protecting these critical public investments is the key to a strong middle class, a high quality of life and shared prosperity.
We’re all in this together. Both state and federal policymakers have a role to play. Now that North Carolina’s budget is complete, it’s time for the national government to address this national crisis. That means badly needed fiscal relief for states.