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Rep. Rapp: Deep budget cuts to education “unconscionable” (video)

Rep. Ray Rapp traveled more than 250 miles from Mars Hill to Raleigh this week to take part in Thursday’s 10-minute special session.

While House Speaker Thom Tillis kept to his word that no votes were taken, Rapp said many Democrats were not comfortable that would be the case, especially after January’s “midnight madness” veto override.

The House Minority Whip, who appears on News and Views this Sunday, says if lawmakers are going to be in Raleigh, they should focus on how to repair some of the damage done to public education in the last budget cycle.

The Madison County Democrat says the $35 million in need-based financial aid cut from the budget is having a negative impact on college students struggling to stay in school. And Rep. Rapp calls it “unconscionable” that the Republican-led legislature has done nothing to address a judge’s order that said North Carolina cannot limit enrollment in its pre-kindergarten program.

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

 

2 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    February 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Ray Rapp is in election trouble. His base has changed and he cannot win.Ray is a leftist and his district is not.

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