Uncategorized

Lawmakers begin looking at budget numbers

House appropriations subcommittees begin meeting this morning, discussing tweaks to the state budget passed last year. And while Republicans have already ruled out increasing taxes in this short session, many Democrats say new revenue merits discussion.

Rep. Patsy Keever, who appeared last weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon, believes the state’s public schools can not afford another year of cuts:

“We’re so far below what we need to be spending in education, particularly,” said Rep. Keever. “We’re destroying the infrastructure of our schools.”

To hear the full interview or download a podcast, visit the Radio Interview section of the N.C. Policy Watch website.

One Comment


  1. Doug

    May 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    We should start with cleaning up Medicaid fraud and abuse- many dollars here !

Check Also

Republican negotiators reach deal on tax plan

House and Senate Republicans reportedly have struck a ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The UNC Board of Governors is holding its last meeting of 2017 Friday, where the latest of its many [...]

Just south of Candler off the Pisgah Highway is a lovely piece of property on Little Piney Mountain [...]

Veteran North Carolina education policy expert Kris Nordstrom has authored a new and vitally importa [...]

When Joni Robbins, a section chief in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, closes bidding next [...]

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the cu [...]

Trumpists prepare to raze another vital common good law It’s hard to keep up these days with the flo [...]

The post That’s how ‘Humbug’ is done appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

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

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