: Ford Porter, spokesperson for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following statement after the House and Senate Republicans released their conference budget:
"From what we've seen, this is a bad budget that has the wrong priorities. It spends more on corporate tax breaks instead of significantly higher teacher pay. It includes a slush fund that promises projects that may never be built rather than using a school bond at today's historically low interest rates to help build new schools responsibly. And it fails to do anything to close the coverage gap that would make health care more accessible for working people. North Carolina families deserve a better budget."
- Contact: Ford Porter