Berger Statement on Perdue’s Budget Proposal
Gov. Beverly Perdue today shared her budget proposal with the General Assembly – less than a week prior to the start of the short session, and a day after her staff briefed the media. Governors historically present their proposal several weeks in advance of a short session to allow the legislature adequate time to review it.
Below is a statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham):
“Governor Perdue’s budget would force North Carolina families and businesses to pay nearly $1 billion in new job-killing taxes. This could shatter our fragile economic recovery. We must break state government’s habit of throwing money at problems and adopt innovative solutions and meaningful reforms. The cycle of irresponsible taxing, borrowing, and spending must stop.”Tweet