Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County delegation to the NC General Assembly. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.
Q U E S T I O N S
1. Greater than or less than? Senate Bill 202, the budget bill that passed on April 8, called for dipping into the Education Lottery fund by a specific amount. Was the amount greater than or less than $300,000?
2. True or false? State funding for community colleges, the University of North Carolina system, and public schools was cut in the proposed current fiscal year budget as well as the budget for 2010-2011.
3. True or false? Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administrative budget was cut in the proposed budget for the current fiscal year as well as the proposed 2010-2011 budget.
Sen. Linda Garrou, Democrat 1. Less than $300,000. [X] 2. True. [X] 3. True. [X]
Rep. Larry Womble, Democrat 1. I’m not familiar with that. [X] 2. I can’t remember it being cut. [X] 3. I can’t recall. [X]
Rep. Bill McGee, Republican 1. I don’t know. [X] 2. I don’t know. [X] 3. I don’t know. [X]
1. Greater than $300,000. The exact amount is $368,000.
2. False. Overall funding to education was increased in both the current budget and the proposed 2010-2011 budget.
3. False. Funding for Office of the Governor was increased to $6.1 million in the current proposed budget and increased by an additional $6,000 in the 2010-2011 budget.