Senior Vice President for State Fiscal Policy
We’ve pointed out in recent several months North Carolina’s policymakers’ harmful tax and spending decisions. The combination of tax cuts that benefit the wealthy, cuts to programs that support the state’s working families, and reduced investments in education and other key services will keep North Carolina from competing in the future.
In an editorial today, the New York Times continues to call attention to North Carolina’s misguided path, calling it a “demolition derby” that is wrecking years of progress for the Tarheel State.
Here’s three areas of particular damage:
As the Times points out, North Carolina’s K-12 and higher education systems historically have set the state apart. To set a course to a bright economic future, the state should be strengthening these investments. Instead, its policymakers have made deeply misguided decisions that will make broadly shared prosperity elusive.