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.

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One Comment

  1. Doug

    May 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

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