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The reviews of the House budget are coming in from across the state. If it were a Broadway play, it would be shut down.

Here’s the Greenville Daily Reflector

Voters made their voices heard last year when they elected a Republican majority, and certainly the revenue shortfall calls for belt-tightening. However, this budget goes too far by unnecessarily ransoming the future of public school students and recklessly cutting jobs in critical areas of need

The Asheville Citizen-Times

More laughable is Tillis’ assertion that the Republican plan to let the temporary taxes expire at a cost of $1.3 billion will actually create nearly 18,000 private-sector jobs.

Unfortunately, Republicans have been victims of magical thinking about tax cuts for decades, trading away their reputation as their party of fiscal responsibility

and the Charlotte Observer

This short-sightedness will wind up costing students the classroom instruction they need in public schools and the course offerings they need in higher education. Perhaps the best thing that can be said of this plan is that it’s fiscally balanced – but woefully out of synch with traditional N.C. values that show more reverence for education at all levels.

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