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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On February 17, 2012 @ 7:08 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Rep. Ray Rapp [1] traveled more than 250 miles from Mars Hill to Raleigh this week to take part in Thursday’s 10-minute [2]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:

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[1] Rep. Ray Rapp: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?nUserID=424&sChamber=H

[2] 10-minute : http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/10743019/

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dz0C5gNZxM

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