Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz. This week’s questions are directed to the Guilford and Forsyth county delegation to the NC General Assembly in reference to the recent proposed Senate budget. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.
1. How much money does the proposed Senate budget plan on spending? 2. Name one thing that the budget aims to do. 3. Name one criticism of the budget.
Sen. Don Vaughn (D-Guilford) 1. $19.3 billion [ ] 2. Hurt public education. [ ] 3. It aims to hurt public education. We will lose 10,000-20,000 teacher aid positions in NC. [ ]
Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford) 1. $21 billion [X] 2. Depends on who’s looking at it. If you’re a conservative, it brings down spending without raising taxes. They did raise fees, though. [ ]
3. 14 percent in cuts to colleges and universities, not to mention cuts to K-12. It ends up eliminating lots of courses…. Guilford County Schools cannot handle that type of budget. [ ]
1. About $19 billion 2. All answers scored as correct 3. All answers scored as correct
Did not return calls: Alma Adams, John Blust, Larry Brown, John Faircloth, Dale Folwell, Pricey Harrison, Maggie Jeffus, Bill McGee, Earline Parmon, Larry Womble, Phil Berger, Stan Bingham, Peter S. Brunstetter, Linda Garrou and Gladys Robinson