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for Independent Weekly Vol. 9 Issue 19, May 8-14 1991
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The state will cut 400 million dollars from its budget for the fiscal year and almost half will be cut from education. Meanwhile, the highway construction package will receive zero cuts and will cost 9.2 billion dollars. Money could be shifted from the highway fund to prevent cuts in education which provide a greater return on investment than does building roads. NC legislators are unlikely to do this as lobbying is strong, but cutting education spending will likely hurt the students of NC.
Children are suffering under economic conditions in NC. One out of four are facing hunger, the number of children suffering from abuse is rising, and the infant mortality rate is higher than the national average. Finding money for programs in the state budget is a matter of priority and legislators need to reevaluate their priorities thinking to help NC’s children