Asheville Citizen-Times: "Gov. Mike Easley today proposed an $18.9 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would use a historic surplus for 8 percent teacher raises, a quarter-penny decrease in the sales tax and nearly $90 million to accelerate mental health reform."
Ah, fiscal sanity. Can you dig it?
Show me one Republican who's going to stand against raising teacher's pay and cutting taxes? I love this proposal.
Also, as a mental health professional, it's a relief to see that the governor gets it on mental health reform. The current reform is underfunding area programs and cutting services that no one else performs.
Here's to you, Mike Easley!