Increasing teacher pay
+ Gang prevention grants
+ Prescription drugs assistance for seniors
= a good state budget.
That's the kind of math Republicans ought to be able to understand. Not only did they get it, but they voted overwhelmingly for it. Now Republicans are bad-mouthing the same budget they voted for in the North Carolina Conservative. But that kind of subtraction just leaves voters confused. Are they for it or against it? It doesn't matter. With a budget that improves education, assists military families, and makes our communities safer, the decision is easy. In fact, it's so easy, even a Republican can do it.