On Tuesday, Governor Perdue presented the General Assembly with a pathway to balanced budget. The pathway calls for raising the revenue necessary to protect public schools and other core services in health and public safety. Combined with $3.8 billion in cuts, the pathway modernizes the state tax code in a way that is fair to working families.
You can read the plan here.
The fiscal year has already begun. Local governments, schools and service providers are in limbo regarding what resources will be available for the coming year. The General Assembly must work quickly to pass a budget.
So we need your help. Contact your legislator. Tell them to pass a budget that raises the revenue necessary to protect public schools and core services.
In an email yesterday Governor Perdue said:
We cannot allow this recession to devastate our children’s education and our state’s future, and I hope you will join me as we continue to take that message to the General Assembly.
Join Gov. Perdue to protect our state's future. The legislature is debating these issue right now. We need your emails and phone calls to tip the scales.