2017 Fiscal Year State Budget, News

Budget expert: Senate underfunds higher education needs as state continues to grow (video)

If you missed it over the weekend, be sure to check out our interview with Budget & Tax Center analyst Cedric Johnson as he outlines the shortcomings of the state Senate’s budget plan. Johnson sat down with NC Policy Watch’s Chris Fitzsimon to discuss where the funding comes up short as the state House works to finalize its version of the state budget.

Below Johnson discusses how the Senate underfunds the UNC system in its spending plan.  The full podcast of the interview is available here.

Click below for more from our radio interview with Cedric Johnson.

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  1. Walt de Vries, Ph.D.

    May 16, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Chris: I don’t know how you do it…fighting for years for a more just North Carolina society with a GOP legislature determined to return to their vision of the 19th century.
    But, I also know from history and the way events are moving today that your effort is not in vain. At one time, North Carolina
    was a national leader in education, equality, and social progress.
    Those days will return, and when the North Carolina voters are fed up with the forces of reaction (and voters always catch on), their retribution in the voting booth will be swift and thorough.
    Stay the course and stand by.

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