From left, State Budget Director Andrew Heath listens as NC Governor Pat McCrory gives overall details of the Governor's 2016-17 state budget during a press conference Friday morning, April 22 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Task Force headquarters in west Raleigh.
From left, State Budget Director Andrew Heath listens as NC Governor Pat McCrory gives overall details of the Governor's 2016-17 state budget during a press conference Friday morning, April 22 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Task Force headquarters in west Raleigh. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
From left, State Budget Director Andrew Heath listens as NC Governor Pat McCrory gives overall details of the Governor's 2016-17 state budget during a press conference Friday morning, April 22 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Task Force headquarters in west Raleigh. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

‘Holding the line’ on budgets holds NC back

April 24, 2016 2:00 AM