Guilford Legislators Seek Bipartisan Consensus On Budget Priorities

Guilford Legislators Seek Bipartisan Consensus On Budget Priorities

10:54am May 28, 2019
Downtown Greensboro. DAVID FORD/WFDD

Guilford County lawmakers are reaching across party lines to ensure a larger share of the state budget for constituents.

The News and Record reports one measure they’re backing would set aside close to $7 million for a new mental health center in Greensboro. Another $3.5 million would go toward developing a water and sewer network to assist Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, and Summerfield. And $1 million would be earmarked for a High Point revitalization project.

Lawmakers say the bipartisan strategy is deliberate. Democratic Representative Amos Quick of Greensboro says the goal is to advance issues for Guilford County “in ways that also benefit the entire state.” 

The GOP-led House and Senate are expected to send a finalized budget proposal to Democratic Governor Roy Cooper by June 15.

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