With Gov. Bev Perdue posturing on the state budget, asking lawmakers to reopen the spending plan and give more money toward education, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is intensifying his rhetoric. Last week, he said he was "inclined to veto the budget." But in a statement Tuesday, he "strongly (urged) the governor to veto this budget unless these shortfalls are addressed." "I find in unconscionable that the legislative leadership cut education and need-based scholarships and economic development funds, while spending 141 million dollars to fund new tax breaks for our most wealthy citizens. This budget deprives our people of opportunity and will set us back," he said.
Walter Dalton intensifies rhetoric on state budget, calls for Perdue veto
Submitted by John_Frank on 2012-06-26 16:22