Nesbitt: GOP’s budget ideas eerily similar to John Locke plan (video)

Republican leaders in the House and Senate assured reporters Tuesday that while budget discussions were happening fast and furious, no decisions had been made as far as what programs would be cut to fix a $2.4 billion shortfall. Both House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger did agree that they expected to have the state budget done by early June.

Three hours later, the Democratic leader in the Senate charged Republicans were shutting out the minority party from crucial budget talks.

Senator Martin Nesbitt said he was equally troubled to see that many of money-saving ideas that he has heard about appear to come directly from a report produced by the John Locke Foundation.

Click below to hear Senator Nesbitt discuss being left out of the budget process,  and what’s in the JLF report:


  1. A

    March 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Where is the video?

  2. A

    March 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Nevermind, browser issues.

  3. Frances

    March 23, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Mercy, mercy, I thought the talking points in Nesbit’s newsletter from directly from the NCAE, word for word.

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