Uncategorized

New report shows just how bad the GOP budget targets are

Brenna Burch of the N.C. Budget & Tax Center is out with a new report today that documents in new detail just how disastrous the current legislative budget targets are likely to be.

Here are the key findings:

– The leadership in the NC General Assembly has given each legislative joint appropriations subcommittee a spending target to aim for as its members create budget proposals for each department of state government. These targets are based on a $18.3 billion total budget—$1.6 billion less than the governor’s budget proposal—and would require drastic budget cuts in all areas, from schools to health care to services for those who are elderly and disabled.

– An $18.3 billion budget would be an 8.4 percent reduction over the current year budget, making it the largest year-over-year percent reduction in total state spending in the last 30 years.

– Such extensive state spending cuts, along with accompanying reductions in local spending, would eliminate thousands of jobs and undermine North Carolina’s nascent economic recovery.

You can read the whole report by clicking here.

Check Also

Blue Cross: Trump, Congress to blame for new rate hike request

How disastrous would Trumpcare be for North Carolina? ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

A bill to limit local regulation of small cell towers is moving to a full House vote, despite concer [...]

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the North Carolina GOP drew unconstitutionally racially ger [...]

As the N.C. House puts together its budget this week, the same thought is on the minds of representa [...]

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vi [...]

Court setbacks, public opinion, progressive activism and Trump bode ill for NC conservatives Profess [...]

So, the question as always comes down to one of vision. The elected chieftains who decide how much m [...]

2.8 billion---amount in dollars of needs in communities across the state for rebuilding efforts from [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more