What Paul Stands For
“North Carolina stands at a crossroads; are we to be a state that leads the country in innovation, healthcare, jobs and education? Or are we to continue down the path the Republican controlled House and Senate has led us? It’s time for something new, it’s time for a new Day in North Carolina.”
No North Carolinian should have to choose between feeding their children and seeking medical care. In 2019, in North Carolina, we have an opportunity to expand medicaid, an opportunity that will provide 500,000 North Carolinians with healthcare. This goes further than just providing citizens with healthcare, this will bring $4 billion into our economy, expanding Medicaid will create tens of thousands of new jobs in North Carolina and finally it will ensure that our rural hospitals stay open. Healthier people means a healthier North Carolina and a healthier North Carolina means a state that can and will be a national leader in healthcare.
A quality education is the single most important factor to getting a good job and we must ensure that families in communities across the state have access to good schools with well-paid, quality teachers. Every teacher and student in North Carolina deserve to learn in a safe, modern school. But too many students attend class in aging schools that are in need of major repairs. A school bond is the smartest way to ensure that we can build and repair schools across North Carolina without harmful cuts to teacher pay.
Since Governor Cooper took office, 40,000 jobs have been created. Workforce development must be a top priority when debating jobs and the economy in North Carolina. Aligning job training with the needs of industries hiring now and developing innovative programs to ensure community college students have the financial support they need to finish their degrees and find good jobs.