The skinny on McCrory’s budget

The folks at the N.C. Budget & Tax Center have parsed the budget recently proposed by Governor Pat McCrory. The whole report is worth your time. Here is one inescapable conclusion.

While the proposal represents a 1.8-percent increase over the $20.2 billion FY2013-14 base budget, it would nonetheless spend 8.4 percent less than the last state budget approved before the onset of the Great Recession (FY2007-08) when adjusted for inflation. As such, this proposal would continue to significantly underfund basic public services and structures.

We need and deserve much better.

3 Comments

  1. Doug

    April 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    this is a good thing. We need to be spending less on government and let people keep as much of their money as possible. Definitely a step in a bold new direction untried by this state in decades.

  2. david esmay

    April 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Handing masses of wealth to corporations is never a good thing, there is nothing bold or new about anything coming from GOTP. They’re making the Know Nothings seem enlightened.

  3. Alex

    April 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

    david must be getting to the bottom of his cliche’ bag with this last comment !