In addition to lowering the tax bill for all North Carolinians, especially lower income citizens, we have increased teacher and principal pay and given all other state employees a $1000/year raise. We are investing in roads and infrastructure and giving tax breaks to small businesses. We are supporting NC agriculture and funding priorities in education, including restoring funding to Eastern N.C. STEM and the new N.C. Teaching Fellows program.
I am proud to support this budget and the benefits it will have for Johnston County and the State of North Carolina. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you.