Nelson Dollar was instrumental in the passage of the most recent North Carolina state budget. He gave an interview to state and national editor Cole Stanley on Tuesday. Read an additional interview with representative Verla Insko concerning the new budget here.
Daily Tar Heel: What would you say were the key pieces to this most recent budget?
Nelson Dollar: I think we really focused on taking a more fiscally responsible approach. We ensured we would be saving more.
Two-thirds of the budget is now spending, which will help further our economic rebuild.
We are also quite proud of raising our average teacher’s salary over $60,000 as well as our work to repair and rebuild our infastructure. Highways and airports were always a particular concern of ours and we finally got that done.