Murphy fails Pitt County
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Rep. Greg Murphy failed to represent the best interests of Pitt County in the current state budget process. ECU is facing a targeted cut of $1.1 million in the revised 2018-2019 budget. This is the largest cut of any of the UNC system institutions.
In contrast, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State are receiving a combined $18 million in increased state funding. Even aid to private institutions is being increased by over $3.5 million. Rep. Murphy blindly accepted the explanation given to him by the party leadership without further investigation.
It appears as though he even failed to contact ECU to find out the impact of a $1.1 million cut on the institution and the students it serves. This is not effective representation for Pitt County.