FACTSHEET: What North Carolina’s FY2017 Budget Means for Children

The state budget is a crucial tool to help children thrive now and in the future. Public investments—early childhood education, quality public schools, affordable healthcare and housing, and safe neighborhoods—not only support children’s well-being but are also the essential building blocks of inclusive economic growth for us all.
 
Many children in the state live with families struggling to afford the basics. Despite recent improvements such as cutting the child un-insurance rate in half since 2008, we have some ground to gain when it comes to economic and educational outcomes.
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