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McCrory's budget coming Wednesday

Posted March 19, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory will roll out his budget at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Lawmakers and lobbyists have expected this announcement all week.

The House and Senate budget committees are due to hear about McCrory's budget proposal from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday.

McCrory's press folks offered a "budget teaser" via YouTube, recapping various top-line thoughts on government policy McCrory has offered over the last three months. The 1 minute 40 second video uses sound from McCrory's State of the State and inaugural addresses mixed with music and interspersed with clips of news broadcasts to foreshadow what will be in his budget.

If the subtitles and clips in the video can be trusted, you should expect to see McCrory: 

  • recommend changes in education policy and reform, including moving from printed textbooks to electronic books for students.
  • offer a budget with limited or no new revenue. "We should not ask for any more money from you," McCrory intones in the video.
  • outline an unspecified policy to attract jobs.

Not mentioned in the video, but featured prominently in McCrory's State of the State address, is restoring funding for drug treatment courts.

Here's the video: 

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  • Crumps Br0ther Mar 20, 11:36 a.m.

    The lib butthurt knows no bounds. Although it is nice to see you suddenly wanting to be fiscally responsible. Its no fun when its not you wasting the money is it?

  • Crumps Br0ther Mar 20, 11:34 a.m.

    hey libs how long has your war on poverty been going on? Why are all your deadbeats still poor? I guess you still need the votes

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 19, 4:48 p.m.

    " Start eliminating the poors."

    What would you suggest - firing squad?

  • Jimmytwotimes Mar 19, 3:56 p.m.

    Mcrorys budget: Make sure my rich friends and myself stay rich as can be.

    Make cuts to everyone else so we can stay as rich as can be.

    One can only hope...stop punishing those of us that worked hard and started a business. Built that business up and are now reaping our reward. Start eliminating the poors.

    I love when republicans tell the truth and speak their mind and degrade and humiliate themselves even more. thats why they will never be in the white house again and eliminated in 2014

  • CicnyKid Mar 19, 3:47 p.m.

    Governor proposes budget. General Assembly (NC House and Senate) make adjustments and present joint, adjusted budget to Governor. Governor then either signs it, does nothing (and it becomes law in 10 days, I think), or vetos it. If vetoed, goes back to GA where they can make more adjustments and re-submit or over-ride veto.

    Yes, it has to be balanced. See:
    http://www.ncleg.net/Legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html

    Here's an excerpt:

    "Budget. The Governor shall prepare and recommend to the General Assembly a comprehensive budget of the anticipated revenue and proposed expenditures of the State for the ensuing fiscal period. The budget as enacted by the General Assembly shall be administered by the Governor.

    The total expenditures of the State for the fiscal period covered by the budget shall not exceed the total of receipts during that fiscal period and the surplus remaining in the State Treasury at the beginning of the period. . . "

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 19, 3:33 p.m.

    I can't wait to see what this new security center is going to cost, and how much he is going to be this "homemaker" who contributed to his campaign to run, and just also happens to be married to a NC Supreme Court Judge.

  • No Party Affiliate Mar 19, 3:28 p.m.

    I hope its a good budget.
    He has already shown that if you get laid off don't expect the State to help you out.
    Now lets hope he plans the budget around helping those who need to get welfare.

    My advice to McCrory, worry about creating jobs in the state before doing anything else. It was obvious this is your plan since the Unemployment went up again this month. Well see if he is just like the past Governors. BTW - quit helping your Rich buddies, they do not need the help.

  • uscnnc Mar 19, 3:19 p.m.

    Mcrorys budget: Make sure my rich friends and myself stay rich as can be.

    Make cuts to everyone else so we can stay as rich as can be.

    One can only hope...stop punishing those of us that worked hard and started a business. Built that business up and are now reaping our reward. Start eliminating the poors.

  • WolfpackReader Mar 19, 3:18 p.m.

    Isn't NC (governor, legislature) required to produce a balanced budget? Now, if revenue (taxes) do not hit projections and spending remains the same, you will get a deficit and have to adjust the following year.

    I thought that was how it works or do I have that wrong? I welcome corrections if this is incorrect.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 19, 3:13 p.m.

    Sure, he wants "to make the tough decisions, no matter how difficult they may be" because the tough decisions won't affect him. He'll just give himself and his staff another big fat raise.

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