Guilford legislators want to bring home the bacon

Greensboro News & Record reports on efforts by Guilford County legislators to bring home “a larger share of the state budget for their constituents.”

A cursory scan of the N.C. General Assembly website for bills that directly affect the county, one or more of its communities or a mix of local governments found millions of dollars in potential benefits.

The list includes bills that would provide:

*$3 million over the next two budget years to help Guilford County Schools with its Career & Technical Education initiative.

*$1 million to help Greensboro repair housing damaged by the tornado that struck the eastern part of the city last year

*$1 million over the next two years to support the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival in High Point.

*$150,000 to make it possible for the Greensboro Coliseum to host the U.S. Figure Skating Championships next year.

*$100,000 for “marketing and operational expenses” of the North Carolina Folk Festival this fall in Greensboro.

*$50,000 so nonprofit Senior Services of Guilford can replace its aging “Meals on Wheels” vehicle.

*$100,000 to Oak Ridge for security cameras in the town park.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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