latest news on budget cuts: since 6/4/09, there is another version of the house budget that has even worse news. the house subcommittee deployed $64.2 million in federal stimulus money into the university budget (this is short-term/temporary money) and took permanent state funds away in an equal amount. there was an increase in cuts for 2010-11 by $59.2 million.
that means that for 2010-2011:
university system is facing an incredible16.1% cut
community colleges are facing 14.2% cut
department of public instruction will face 14.2% cut. (already the public schools
are laying off teachers and short on supplies. classroom sizes are increasing. our children - our future - are being shortchanged.)
on the capital front, there was a reduction of $25 million for the cancer research center for both 2009-2010 and again in 2010.
as the budgetary news from the legislature continues to worsen, it's time to stand up together for the importance of public programs and services to north carolina families. the legislature needs to hear a strong message from state residents that it is necessary to invest in public services, and that it is necessary for the state to work harder to raise revenues equitably in this time of crisis.
if you have concerns about the cuts that are currently being considered by the house so they do not have to raise revenues, please call and/or email your representatives today. do it today
to support our colleagues who are in raleigh sharing our message with our senators and representatives.
firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 733-5621
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firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 662-7952