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Statement from Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center, on the final budget

Posted By Clayton Henkel On August 2, 2014 @ 12:23 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

budgetcutsThe NC House gave final approval (66-44) Saturday to a $21.1 Billion state budget. The measure now heads to Gov. McCrory, who said on Friday he would be proud to sign it.

The Director of the NC Budget & Tax Center says the plan places our state on an unsustainable path. Here’s the full statement from Alexandra Forter Sirota:

North Carolinians want a quality education for their children, safe and healthy communities, and protections for those in need, but the final budget fails to reflect these priorities in a fiscally responsible way.

Instead, the budget puts North Carolina on an unsustainable path because policymakers have failed to stop the costly tax cuts that will continue to erode the state’s ability to invest in the building blocks a strong economy.

 


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URLs in this post:

[1] Statement on Senate Budget from Alexandra Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/29/statement-on-senate-budget-from-alexandra-sirota-director-budget-tax-center/

[2] Statement on the new House Budget from Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/25/statement-on-the-new-house-budget-from-alexandra-sirota-director-of-the-budget-tax-center/

[3] Statement from Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center, on the Governor’s budget : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/14/statement-from-alexandra-sirota-director-of-the-budget-tax-center-on-the-governors-budget/

[4] What we expect to be true in the soon-to-be released final budget deal : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/29/what-we-expect-to-be-true-in-the-soon-to-be-released-final-budget-deal/

[5] Statement on House Budget Passage from Alexandra Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/13/statement-on-house-budget-passage-from-alexandra-sirota-director-budget-tax-center/

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