Uncategorized

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:

One Comment


  1. […] Dems: GOP budget deal backs local governments into a corner (video) – The Progressive Pulse […]

Check Also

Time’s ticking, the ACA’s Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching (video)

North Carolinians only have ten days left to ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Historical commission member weighs in on monuments, free speech Valerie Johnson is the Mott Disting [...]

The Gardner farm in Wade, population 567, in Cumberland County has been in the family for more than [...]

North Carolina’s former public school superintendent June Atkinson says the state’s new K-12 leader [...]

157 – days since the state budget bill became law containing a provision that makes it more difficul [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Why North Carolina’s coal ash and mental health crises have a lot in common Two of the biggest stori [...]

The post Tax Cuts & Jobs Act for the 1% appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Tax “reform” is on the front burner in Washington this holiday season and, as many knowledgeable obs [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more