Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.
Each year, the state of North Carolina sets aside millions of dollars to make attendance at the state’s colleges and universities more affordable and accessible for students. Unfortunately, many of the students who need this assistance the most are not aware these funds exist.
Democrat Rachel Hunt was elected to represent southern Charlotte in the state Senate in November. She is a lawyer who previously served two terms in the state House. She is also an advocate for public education and the environment.