North Carolina needs fiscal relief

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.

Check Also

From Oregon to Wounded Knee

In my home state of Oregon, a group ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Any protection the courts offer Dreamers is temporary, but all eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court to [...]

The good news is that the levels of GenX in Wilmington’s drinking water is testing consistently belo [...]

This week NC Child and the NC Institute of Medicine release the 2018 Child Health Report Card, an an [...]

North Carolina’s public school system is one of the lowest funded in the nation when adjusted for co [...]

In “Lessons on political speech, academic freedom, and university governance from the new North Caro [...]

Cracks are forming in the NRA’s death grip on American politics At some point, it’s going to happen. [...]

As the General Assembly wraps up its weirdly timed and generally ill-conceived winter session, it wo [...]

The post Dumb & Dumber & Dumbest appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]