The half-billion-dollar revenue shortfall that's expected to grow to $1 billion is something that the NC GOP doesn't want you to know about, and won't admit. It's direct result of their foolish tax cuts for the wealthy, and it's sending us right down the failed path blazed by Kansas.
Now one of their pet ideological causes is getting the shaft because there's no money in the treasury. Led by nutty Lt. Dan, the NC GOP decided to get rid of Common Core, the set of educational standards that they themselves enthusiastically adopted. They decided this after the Obama administration said Common Core was a good thing.
But there's no money for the nutty ideologues to carry out that mission.