Budget Cuts Are Hitting North Carolina Legislative Cafeteria

The budget cutting is getting serious in North Carolina as the recession continues.

Lawmakers have been forced to cut funding for education and
health programs. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday the
cuts will likely hit lawmakers when they head to lunch.

The budget the House will debate next week includes a 10 percent
increase in prices at the cafeteria in the basement of the
legislative building. The cafeteria includes made-from-scratch
items and banana pudding is a favorite.

The main dining area includes lobbyists, staffers, journalists
and state employees from nearby buildings looking for a good meal at a
good price.

The restaurant prices cover the cost of the food, about $925,000
last year. State money pays for the rest, which includes the

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 5, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    Snake Oil, keep greasing the wheel.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    Hey folks, well, hows that change workin for ya? Not to worry, Bev is going to raise our taxes since all of the cuts and all of the buts, couldn't put humpty dumpty back in the black. Gas tax coming, sales tax is going up, yep, hows that change going for ya?
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jun 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    NC legislators seem to really believe that there is such as thing as a free lunch. Well, this could be one of the reasons why.
  • by Rod Location: NC on Jun 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    The picture shows very young upcoming lobbyists, staffers, journalists and state employees.
  • by Tim on Jun 5, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    Did any of you read this article? This applies only to the cafeteria in the State Capital Building. This is NOT about school cafeterias.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jun 5, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Do you really theink they are going to raise the prices of their lunches?
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Jun 5, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    This recession is getting bad. Here in Fayetteville there will be no more smmer school and so if the kids fail then they fail. Students share books in class and now its hittinf Fort Bragg with alot of civilians getting layed off. this is sad.Fix this Obama.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 5, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    No North Carolina School Cafeterias closed when Republican President Bush was in office.
  • by Chris on Jun 5, 2009 at 05:03 AM
    Privatize the cafeteria and that way the state can take the tax revenue and spend no money on the operation of the business.

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