MORE free day care, courtesy of the NCGOPe

The NC House Republican leadership is on the verge of helping Governor Roy Cooper keep another campaign promise:

In a moment of bipartisan agreement, North Carolina lawmakers could eliminate the waiting list for free preschool in their budget negotiations this year.

That would be huge news for thousands of parents across the state. Last year, nearly 5,000 children were on a waiting list for NC Pre-K, the state-run program that prepares 4-year-olds for school.

Rep. David Lewis, a Harnett County Republican who is the vice-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said that if the House budget passes then it will create enough new classroom seats so that no children are turned down.

“The waiting list for Pre-K is over in the House budget,” he said.[…]

Oh, yes. The lone Republican vote in favor of expanding Medicaid and accepting ObamaCare.  (By the way, what IS the status on that ethics complaint?)


[…] And what about the bipartisan angle?

If this provision ends up becoming law after the N.C. General Assembly finished its budget negotiations, it would also fulfill a campaign promise that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper made last year.

Cooper said he would work to expand NC Pre-K. It serves military families, low-income families and families whose children have special needs or other “at-risk” circumstances.[…]

Wow.  Our Democrat governor is knocking out those campaign promises. (Who needs a Democrat majority?)

He got rid of HB2.  Now, he’s expanding state-subsidized daycare.  *What’s next? *