Press Release

Josh Stein: End The Budget Impasse & Do Your Job To Help North Carolinians

The North Carolina State House has announced there will be no votes for the next two weeks, continuing weeks of delay and letting down the millions of North Carolinians who are counting on the legislature to fund their kids’ schools, expand Medicaid, and keep families safe. 

“By delaying budget negotiations, Republican leaders in the General Assembly are not just failing to do their job – they’re failing to pay our teachers, bring life-saving health care to thousands of North Carolinians, or invest in law enforcement officers to protect North Carolina families,” said Attorney General and candidate for governor Josh Stein. “It’s past time for the Republican supermajority to stop bickering with each other and get to work on behalf of the people of our state.”

Last week, Attorney General Stein joined House Democrats to underscore the impact of a prolonged budget impasse on North Carolinians: 

News & Observer: With NC budget debate dragging on through summer, the 2024 election comes into play

Associated Press: With state budget talks extending, North Carolina Democrats criticize GOP for delay

NC Political News: Attorney General Stein, Leader Reives and House Democrats Highlight Budget Delay Impact on North Carolinians