The Transylvania Times -

Why So Long?


The state budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory last week is just a continuance of the policies established in previous budgets by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. One wonders why it took the Legislature an additional two-and-a-half months and $2.2 million of taxpayer money to pass a budget that has few major changes.

Some of the items legislators have praised are either maintenance of the status quo or a correction of past mistakes. They have touted providing money to fund teacher assistants and driver’s education. That’s no change for the better; it’s just maintaining the st...

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