Raleigh, N.C. — 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: