Senate and House Budgets harm all citizens

Senate and House Budgets harm all citizens

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The senate and house budget proposals do more than harm teachers, elderly and disabled. The senate budget requires counties to pay a higher percentage of the budget for some state agencies such as the NC Department of Agriculture. If the senate proposal passes, in some instances counties would pay 50-60% of the budget for the agency operating within their county. Additionally, agencies like the NC Forest Service, which was moved to the department of Agriculture by the legislature in 2010, would be required to charge landowners for services they now conduct for free. Why do citizens pay state taxes? It is obvious by these budget proposals that the majority leadership does not have the average citizens best interest in mind.