Gov. Beverly Perdue chided lawmakers Wednesday for not having a state budget.
The delay has cost $80 million in missed budget cuts and uncollected new taxes, Perdue said in a written statement.
"School starts back in less than a month, and principals, teachers and parents still don’t know what they can expect for their children in the classrooms. This is unacceptable," she said.
I am once again calling upon the General Assembly to do what they were sent to Raleigh for — to make tough decisions in tough times. From what I’ve seen so far, I remain very concerned about the budget’s impact on the K-12 classroom. Find a way to protect public schools and the core services of safety and public health, period. The clock is ticking.