NC budget cuts public schools $300M, HHS by $1B – WRAL-TV, Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. — A two-year state budget to be voted on this week would cut more than $1 billion from last year’s spending levels for health and human service programs while raising taxes on nearly every North Carolina resident as lawmakers seek to fund operations during the state’s worst fiscal crisis in a generation.
Details of the $19 billion document released late Monday would cut spending for the elderly and social services, force hard choices from local public school administrators, and eliminate hundreds of positions.