- Public education budgets have increased $1 billion from 2010-11 to 2014-15, not cut $500 million, as is being falsely stated. $7.53 billion in 2010-11: $8.6 billion in 2014-15
- Gov. Perdue and her party froze teacher pay in 2009; We unfroze it in 2014. Every teacher is getting a raise; Largest raises to teachers hit hardest in the freeze.
- $321 million=largest amount for education raises in N.C. history, 7% average = one of the largest percents for teacher raises.
- Lt. Gov. Forest set a goal to be at or above the national average for teacher pay in three years; this is year one.
- In 2011, we inherited a $3 billion budget shortfall from Gov. Perdue and her party. We balanced the budget while cutting taxes for every N.C. family.
- The average family of four has saved over $1200 since 2011 just on sales tax; this is everyone who buys things. EVERYONE
- Gov. Perdue inherited a $1 billion surplus unemployment insurance. Four years later, 2013 she left Gov. McCrory a $2.7 billion debt in unemployment insurance.
- Our tax reform, regulatory reform and other reforms have made it easier for small businesses to hire more people; the unemployment rate has dropped from almost 10% to near 6.5% since early 2013. This is in spite of federal policies that make it harder for small businesses.
- Our election reforms simply brings us in line with most other states; only one other state had same day registration.
- Over 35 states have a for of voter I.D. Georgia’s experience has shown that photo I.D. does not reduce voter turnout for minorities the elderly, etc.
- State Medicaid costs have more than doubled since 2011. The proposal to also expand eligibility could cost the state $5 billion, possible doubling your state sales tax.