Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Senate Democratic Leader Martin Nesbitt released the following statement today after the conclusion of the second extension of the Senate long session today:
“North Carolinians want to see three things from the General Assembly right now: jobs, jobs, and jobs. Yet Republicans just spent $50,000 per day of taxpayers’ money doing nothing but writing divisive social issues into the state constitution. That’s merely an encore to the job-killing GOP budget that’s laid off thousands of teachers and sent our state to 49th in per-student funding behind Mississippi and South Carolina. No wonder people are frustrated.
“Rather than turning back the clock on North Carolina, Republican leaders should focus on growing our economy and protecting public education. We need to do our jobs on creating jobs so North Carolinians can get back to theirs.”