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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