Governor Roy Cooper’s Invest NC bond is a smart and effective way to build new schools and repair aging infrastructure without harmful cuts and without adding to NC’s debt-payment percentage.
Forty percent of North Carolina schools are at least 50 years old. The Invest NC bond would direct $2 billion towards ensuring that teachers and students have modern classrooms.
The Invest NC bond would rebuild aging water and sewer infrastructure, helping communities grow and making our state more resilient against natural disasters.
The Governor’s budget would finally expand Medicaid, bringing $4 billion to our economy, creating thousands of jobs and expanding access to healthcare.
Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget also makes workforce training and higher paying jobs a top priority.
The budget proposes an average 9.1% teacher pay raise. Common sense and common decency demand that we treat our teachers with respect and offer the kind of raises that don’t leave veteran teachers behind.