Today, Governor Cooper unveiled his budget recommendation NCDP Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement after Governor Cooper’s announcement.
“Governor Cooper’s budget is a clear statement of values as North Carolina emerges from the pandemic, prioritizing people who have been hit hardest over the past year. People across our state have experienced tremendous loss over the course of the pandemic, and this budget invests in them. From significant investments in early childhood education, public schools, and deserved raises for teachers, tax credits for those with lower incomes and families, and finally expanding Medicaid for more than 500,000 people who don’t have health insurance, this budget is transformative for North Carolinians and will ensure recovery reaches every corner of the state.”
Read more about the budget recommendation here.