State and Local

NC Smart Start’s Massive Political Machine


With the initial cuts in state budgets on the horizon across the country, 2011 has been a landmark year for political machines everywhere to flex their muscles.  By now we are all familiar with the state employees’ unions staging mass protests in Wisconsin, Ohio, and elsewhere, all in an extremely well organized attempt to keep state money flowing into their coffers. 

Over the course of the past few months the halls of the General Assembly have been flooded with Smart Start administrators and supporters – often towing along an unwitting child – desperately lobbying legislators to keep funding their programs and painting an extremely dire picture of what would happen if they didn’t.    Read more at NCCivitas.org  (Liv’s Opinion: Smart Start/More at 4/Head Start  are nothing but  State subsidized day care)

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