NC Budget and Tax Center

Statement on Senate Budget from Alexandra Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center

The Senate budget shows the high price that ordinary North Carolinians will pay for the tax cuts lawmakers enacted last year for the wealthy and profitable corporations.

Thousands of North Carolinians who are older, blind or have disabilities will no longer get the health care they need, schoolchildren will lose the support of teaching assistants, college will continue to be more expensive for those who can least afford it and struggling communities will have fewer grant resources to build their economic capacity.

The Senate’s proposed budget does not put North Carolina on a sound economic footing for the future since it fails to make much-needed investments in education, job training and healthy communities. This is not a responsible plan, but a failure to recognize that adequate revenue is needed to support the services that will help our state thrive.

One Comment


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    May 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Actually it will be lower prices….but I am not sure why the hysteria. We are just coming to the standard that is set by the central planners Barry and Harry. It is not good to step out of line with the central leaders, otherwise we might be sent to Siberia.

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