Yesterday, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a $30 billion, 625-page bill that will cause harm to our state and its residents.
Working-class folks can and should celebrate the inclusion of Medicaid Expansion in the bill. This was a hard-fought win, brought by the tireless and serious organizing of our members and everyday North Carolinians who were fed up with being cut out of healthcare. But in this budget, this working-class win is pitted against other basic needs that our families have, such as public education. Until working people have power, they are going to use our needs as bargaining chips to push the agenda of the rich and powerful through.
The budget makes it pretty clear who this Supermajority answers to:
Shady stuff they snuck in:
One more not-so-fun fact: