NC Policy Watch with Fitzsimon & Schofield » Perdue’s mixed bag of a budget

There were few surprises in the budget Governor Beverly Perdue released this week, no tax increases, a few important new jobs initiatives, more painful cuts to education and human services.

The budget is a reflection of the perceived political climate in which elected officials seem scared to even discuss new revenues, even if it means cutting dental services and eye care for people on Medicaid or asking schools to find more cuts on top on last year’s reductions that resulted in teacher layoffs and larger classes.

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