Cooper Released His Budget and It's Ridiculous | Beaufort County Now | Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's budget is finally out and it's a doozy.

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Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Brooke Medina.

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's budget is finally out and it's a doozy. It calls for far too much spending and would place North Carolina on an unsustainable path. Here are just a few of the bad apples in Cooper's budget:

  • Cut back on important school choice programs that have helped lower income families access education options
  • It would increase the federal government's involvement in North Carolinians' healthcare by expanding Medicaid to thousands of working age, able bodied, childless individuals that already have health insurance
  • Includes a bond package that would create fiscal instability

    Gov. Cooper's budget proposal goes far beyond the fiscally conservative, responsible policies of the past decade, and, if followed, would place our state on an extremely concerning trajectory.

    Today, North Carolina boasts one of the most business-friendly tax climates, is attracting tech investment, and continues to expand education choices for families with K-12 students. Why would we want to jeopardize that?

    Watch my colleague, Mitch Kokai, explain in the video below why Gov. Cooper's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad budget proposal would be the wrong choice for North Carolinians.


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