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Analysis: House Budget Plan Proposes Fixing a Facilities Hole

JLF's Joe Coletti looks at the House plan to address the pent-up need for repairs to government buildings.

The House budget’s transfer of $365 million to the Repairs and Renovations Reserve is three times what the Senate or Gov. Cooper proposed, writes JLF’s Joe Coletti.

Despite legal requirements, there has rarely been enough money to cover costs of existing facilities, even as state government added new construction for agencies and universities. The Facility Condition Assessment Program estimates the two-year need for facilities is $1.5 billion and the total six-year need is $2.6 billion.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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