Advocates fear GOP lawmakers will target DHHS for cuts :

RALEIGH, N.C. — The new Republican leadership in the General Assembly wasted no time in the opening days of the legislative session spelling out their spending priorities as the state faces a projected $3.7 billion deficit.

“I believe government needs to be as small as possible to provide for people’s safety, to provide for education and to provide for infrastructure – and not much else,” House Speaker Thom Tillis said Wednesday.

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