Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Wednesday responding to the release of Governor Roy Cooper’s budget proposal.
North Carolina is in strong financial condition after a decade of Republican budget leadership that fixed broken programs, paid down debt, and balanced state spending while lowering taxes to grow the economy.
Lawmakers have increased state spending responsibly while prioritizing funds for education. North Carolina ranked #1 in the Southeast and top-10 in the nation for increased total funding and per-pupil spending on K-12 public schools in 2019-2020, according to the National Education Association.
Speaker Moore released a statement:
“While there are a number of shared priorities funded in the Governor’s budget proposal, North Carolina lawmakers will remain vigilant in our responsible financial management of the state and avoid irresponsible decisions that have harmed taxpayers in the past,” Speaker Moore said Wednesday.“The General Assembly will maintain budget strategies that made our state attractive to so many newcomers with a powerful economy and state government that serves citizens effectively.”“I look forward to reaching consensus on a state budget that works for all North Carolinians to avoid further vetoes by the Governor of valuable funds that taxpayers earned and communities deserve.”