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Chart shows what GOP budget blockade is costing North Carolina

North Carolina Republican lawmakers have been traveling around a good bit of late making claims that Gov. Cooper is somehow preventing a host of essential state services from a being funded by his refusal to sign the draconian budget that they sent to him in June. The truth is just the opposite. As the chart below (which was part of a powerful slide presentation prepared by the N.C. Budget & Tax Center) shows, Cooper has proposed a budget that would actually provide more generous funding across the board. In fact, it’s the Republican attachment to unwarranted and destructive tax cuts for corporations and their refusal to agree to life-saving and economy-boosting Medicaid expansion that is the problem.

3 Comments


  1. Concerned Citizen

    August 16, 2019 at 9:56 am

    The governor is the holdup and costing state employees a much deserved raise that has been long ignored.

  2. Mike Martin

    August 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Very few state employees would get a 5% raise the majority would get a 1% raise please be better informed before you post information that is not correct

  3. Concerned Citizen 2

    August 19, 2019 at 10:02 am

    @Mike Martin just to be accurate @Concerned Citizen didn’t say anything about a 5% raise. Seems like accuracy is a universal need.

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