- Governor: $20 million for rural broadband access; Senate: $250k for the Department of IT
- Governor: $30 million for infrastructure “ready sites”; Senate: $0
- Governor: $20 million for NC GROW community college scholarships;Senate: $0
- Governor: 5% teacher pay raise this year and next year; Senate: Teacher pay raise is 2/3 of Governor’s proposal
- Governor: Every teacher gets a pay raise; Senate: New and veteran teachers do not get a raise
- Governor: Eliminates pre-K wait list and provides first new funding for Smart Start in a decade; Senate: Does half of what Governor’s budget does
Health & Safety
- Governor: Expanding Medicaid to cover 624,000 more people and inject more than $4 billion into our economy annually, without additional state costs;Senate: $0
- Governor: Provides $12 million in mental health funds and $2 million in law enforcement to fight opioid abuse; Senate: $250k pilot project in Wilmington
The Governor’s recommended budget invests in a better educated, healthier and more prosperous North Carolina, puts $300 M in the Rainy Day Fund and does not raise taxes or fees. The Senate budget further lowers personal and corporate tax rates, reducing future revenue and the state’s ability to fund its priorities.
• establish the Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee
I voted for HB280.