LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN: Agenda 2009: Path to a Healthier North Carolina

By Jeff Shaw, Communications Director

It's a challenging time for our state. The well-publicized budget crisis has left policy makers with what seem to be limited options.

This fiscal crunch doesn’t mean lawmakers’ hands are tied, though. With fresh ideas, state government can create a better
future for working families without busting the budget. The N.C. Justice Center’s legislative agenda is a comprehensive
approach designed to solve problems that matter to North Carolina’s working families. To chart a course out of the economic
downturn that also protects vulnerable populations, the Justice Center recommends action on an array of issues.

As a capsule summary, here are some selected examples of policy approaches that make sense in today’s budget climate.

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