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Issue Position: Reform and Spending

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Reform: Setting Priorities & Controlling Government Spending

It's time for reform in North Carolina. Over the past four years North Carolina has seen unprecedented waste, abuse, and even corruption in its governing institutions. From an ailing mental health system, to inadequate funding and management of our transportation programs, to a high school dropout rate over 30%, to a criminal justice system that cannot keep track of dangerous criminals, all while former House Leaders are being investigated and sent to prison; clearly state government desperately needs fundamental reform.

Sadly, the State is failing to meet basic obligations at a time when State spending has soared over 30% just since 2004. The people of North Carolina are not getting their money's worth and vulnerable groups in our State are not getting the services they need while the current Leadership is mired in the bureaucratic routine of the past.

We can do better! I am working to restore real spending priorities and accountability to our state institutions. It's time to set North Carolina on a new course to modernize our state institutions, change how we budget and fund programs, set priorities for the services we need, and demand public accountability for the results.


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