Lenoir County wins in state budget | Beaufort County Now | NC Senate Majority Whip, Senator Jim Perry and Representative Chris Humphrey announced they have secured budget funding for the following Lenoir County projects and organizations.

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Joint Press Release Senator Jim Perry and Rep. Chris Humphrey

    Raleigh, N.C.     NC Senate Majority Whip, Senator Jim Perry and Representative Chris Humphrey announced they have secured budget funding for the following Lenoir County projects and organizations:

    Town of Lagrange - water infrastructure assistance $10,280,000

    Lenoir Community College - Aviation Education Center / GTP $25,000,000

    NC Global Transpark - Economic Development Projects $16,000,000

    The Gate of Lenoir County - Youth Programming $ 500,000

    City of Kinston - Grant Replacement Request $ 100,000

    Lenoir County Government - Capital Offset $ 900,000

    Hope Restorations - Recovery Assistance $ 250,000

    Friends of the Homeless $ 250,000

    Hugo Volunteer Fire Department - Capital Assistance $ 125,000

    Lenoir County Courthouse - Repairs $ 550,000

    Lenoir County Health Department Grant $ 137,794

    This funding is comprised of a mixture of state and federal funds and each recipient must follow certain usage requirement guidelines.

    "We are pleased to be able to bring some of our local tax dollars back for investment in our community, while also lowering income taxes for every NC tax payer. - Rep. Chris Humphrey

    "No budget is ever perfect, but we are extremely happy to be able to work together to accomplish some good things for the people of Lenoir County. Those capital projects really help pump cash into our local economy."

    Contact: Senator Jim Perry

       email - senatorperry@icloud.com
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( November 23rd, 2021 @ 7:23 am )
What a spendthrift Jim Perry is. The money to welfare type organizations raises eyebrows, but the big one is continuing to pour lots of money into the biggest boondoggle in state history, the "Global Transpark" to the tune of $16 million of taxpayer money. This failure goes all the way back to the early 1990s when a business professor at NC State University convinced the governor that the fad of "just in time manufacturing" was about to really take off in the business world, and that building a facility geared to that concept would give NC a leg up in attracting industry. They built the Global Transpark but nobody came. The fad of just in time manufacturing did not take off as the professor had thought. The Transpark got labeled appropriately as the "Transpork" because the state kept beating this dead horse, continuing to put money into it. They did get a couple of aircraft repair type businesses, smallish operations that did not justify all the expenditures, but they kept limping along. The Transpark is an example of government programs that never seem to die even though they should have been put out of their misery long ago. The Global Transpark was an idea that failed decades ago but spendthrift Senator Jim Perry is boasting about wasting another $16 million there.
( November 22nd, 2021 @ 5:29 pm )
More pork. Meanwhile Perry was trying to get the Obamacare Medicaid expansion accepted, something that Republican voters do NOT want. Fortunately conservatives in the House blocked that in spite of Perry trying to offer them pork to go along. Perry is a real porker.

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