The Dome reports:
It’s a rare chance for regular people from across the state to whine, vent, or compliment the state’s spending. Members of the public are invited to participate in the Tuesday night event, either in person, or through video hookups across the state.
House budget writers are expected the inevitable flood of interest groups and lobbyists. But they’d really rather hear from regular folks.
“They’re hoping to hear as much as they can from real people who are not always engaged in this process,” said Bill Holmes a spokesman for House Speaker Joe Hackney.
Now is the time to let policymakers that North Carolinians are committed to preserving our early childhood system. They need to hear from parents, business folks, teachers, and citizens from across the state.