Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party released the following statement in response to House Republicans’ press conference unveiling select portions of their budget proposal.
“As North Carolina fights to overcome the dual public health and economic crises brought on by COVID-19, House Republicans’ budget proposal fails to take advantage of the unexpected additional funds available and to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to propel our state forward,” said NCDP spokesperson Rachel Stein. “The fault lines that exist in our infrastructure, education, and health care systems have been highlighted throughout this pandemic. Now, instead of putting forward a budget that works to address all of these needs, Republicans are trying to censor lesson plans instead of properly funding education. They are focused more on corporate tax breaks than transformational investments in North Carolina’s future.”