Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO) […]
North Carolina State Budget Surplus Projected
February 17, 2017
Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO)
NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger indicated that the state will have a budget surplus of over $500 million on a budget of $22.5 billion. While this projection is encouraging, our legislative asks remains high. Our increase request will take the aide rate from $13.88 to $17.00 over two years, which is nearly a fifty million dollar appropriation. To put things into perspective, last year there was a $425 budget surplus and our legislative ask was $3.6 million for nursing. We continue to garner support for this much needed increase. Watch for ways to get involved.