Rep. Verla Insko believes legislative leaders may have a difficult time reaching a consensus after last year’s budget cut taxes “too much, too fast.”:
“One of the proposals this year was to reduce funding for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” explained the Orange County legislator. “Why would you take a population that deserves help and needs help and remove [services]?”
“The economics is what we talk about a lot…but the real sad thing is we don’t think about the impact on human beings. These are our children and our community, and we are undermining their ability to have a productive life.”
Rep. Insko appears this weekend on N.C. Policy Watch’s News & Views to discuss the budget, school vouchers, and support for the university system.
For a preview of her radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:
Click here for more on how the Senate and House budget proposals would impact programs for young children and working parents.