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Dems: GOP budget deal backs local governments into a corner (video)

House Speaker Thom Tillis calls the budget compromise an “education friendly, job-creation friendly bill” that will win bi-partisan support.

But Governor Bev Perdue has labeled the revised Senate GOP budget a “charade” that will force local school districts to make substantial layoffs to education.

While the compromise budget adds money to preserve teacher assistant positions, it then forces another $120 million in discretionary cuts.

House Minority Whip Rep. Ray Rapp says tells N.C. Policy Watch that many cash-strapped municipalities will have to look for new ways to cover the additional costs of services targeted for elimination.  The Madison County Democrat says the budget also reduces the affordability of higher education, and makes deep cuts to environmental protection programs.

“The Tea Party is very much in charge….. And I think people are people are beginning to wake up to that point, that’s not really what we bought into.”

For a preview of Rep. Rapp’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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