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Expert: Final state budget disregards NC’s growing needs, uncertainty of Trump budget (video)

Coming-up this weekend on News &Views with Chris Fitzsimon, we sit down with NC Budget & Tax Center (BTC) director Alexandra Sirota to discuss the winners and losers of this year’s joint budget agreement.

Sirota notes that elimination of funding for Legal Aid services and the failure to help Eastern North Carolina fully recover from the damage of Hurricane Matthew are just two of the shortsighted decisions made in this budget.

Also troubling is the legislature’s decision to prioritize tax cuts over public investments. By cutting taxes and relying on grants slated for elimination in the Trump budget for state priorities, it’s unlikely North Carolina will be able able to sustain current services levels, according to the Budget & Tax Center.

Click below for an excerpt from Policy Watch’s radio interview:

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