Raleigh, NC – Rep. Marcus Brandon of Guilford County voted no on the new House GOP budget. Brandon highlighted the defunding of public education as his priority reason for being against the GOP budget. “Public education is something we should be looking to fund first; it shouldn’t be the first thing we cut. This budget, I am afraid, has the wrong priorities.”
Brandon stated he was disappointed in the GOP for doing a cuts only budget. "Although, I share the frustration with my friends on the other side of the aisle on wasteful spending; it is
irresponsible to deal with our budget on the basis of cuts only; with this economy, it is obvious to anyone that more people are going to need services. North Carolina is still one of the fastest
growing states in the country and we have to continue to keep our state the best place to dobusiness and create jobs."