Tuesday numbers

Tuesday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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20.6 billion—amount in dollars the budget approved by the Senate would spend in fiscal year 2014 (“Senate Budget is Wrong for North Carolina: Plan Includes Tax Cuts for the Wealthy, Shorts Investments in Vital Services,” N.C. Budget and Tax Center, May 2013)

1.7—percentage spending increase in the Senate budget over the continuation budget (Ibid)

1.9 billion—amount in dollars less the Senate budget would spend in fiscal year 2014 than the last budget approved before the onset of the Great Recession, adjusted for inflation (Ibid)

8.5—percentage less the Senate budget would spend in fiscal year 2014 than the last budget approved before the onset of the Great Recession, adjusted for inflation (Ibid)

11.5 billion—amount in dollars the Senate budget spends on education, including K-12, community colleges and the university system (Ibid)

242.5 million—amount in dollars the Senate budget falls short of spending enough to keep current service levels for children in school and college students (Ibid)

6,800—number of teacher assistant jobs the Senate budget eliminates (Ibid)

17,500—number of slots for at-risk four-year-olds in NC PreK the Senate budget eliminates over the next two years (“Senate budget cuts to pre-kindergarten are even more severe than they first appeared,” the Progressive Pulse, May 22,2013)

21 million—amount in dollars the Senate budget cuts from programs that serve people with mental illness, development disabilities, or addictive disorders (“Senate budget cuts mental health spending, News & Observer, May 28, 2013)

41.4 million amount in dollars the Senate budget falls short of spending enough to keep current service levels for justice and public safety areas in state government (Ibid)

0—amount Senate budget spends to reinstate drug treatment courts, as recommended by Governor Pat McCrory (Ibid)

0—amount Senate budget spends to provide compensation to surviving victims of state’s eugenics programs that sterilized people against their will (Ibid)

250,000—amount in dollars that Senate budget diverts from the Women’s Health Services Fund to a religious-based group that provides staff training for so-called crisis pregnancy centers statewide (“Another stinker: Senate budget funnels cash to anti-choice group,: the Progressive Pulse, May 22, 2013)

770 million—amount in dollars Senate budget reserves over the next two years to pay for tax reform package that would increase taxes on low-income families while giving the wealthy a tax break (“Senate Budget is Wrong for North Carolina: Plan Includes Tax Cuts for the Wealthy, Shorts Investments in Vital Services,” N.C. Budget and Tax Center, May 2013)

229.8 million—amount in dollars the Senate tax plan would reduce state revenues in the third year of its implementation (Ibid)

999.8 million—total amount in dollars the Senate tax shift would reduce state revenues in the next three years (Ibid)

1.026 billion—amount in dollars of the total budget of the state community college system in 2014 in the Senate budget (Senate Bill 402, N.C. General Assembly, 2013-2014 session)