On November 2 North Carolinians voted for a complete change in legislative leadership for the first time in over a century.
Yet the fiscal problems facing North Carolina are huge. As of today there is almost a $4 billion gap between what the state wants to spend and what the state will have to spend.
This is where you come in.
We have to make sure the new leadership, unlike the last, doesn’t ignore the dire realities facing North Carolina: billions of dollars in debt, and an impending budget deficit in the billions.
Civitas outlined 10 ways to trim government spending. But that’s only the beginning.
Now it’s your turn – tell us what North Carolina can do to close the gap between spending and revenue. We’ll take the best ideas and post them on our website and forward them to legislators. If you want credit, let us know and we will attach your name to the idea.
What can you suggest?
- Reorganizing government departments or functions to save money (be specific)
- Examples of actual waste or fraud (specific and documentable)
- Money in parts of state government that legislators are unaware of
- Duplication of function
- Anything at all…
Look at all parts of government. The universities, public education, administration – everything is open for review. We want everyone to participate – state employees, private citizens – even elected officials can help. The more the better.