PROGRESS INDEX

Changes Under the New Legislative Leadership

Starting Teacher Salary Increase +$4570

   –NCDPI, WRAL

Number of state funded teachers increase +2719

   – State Budget

Public school $/pupil state Spending increase +$535

New Jobs +296,000

   –Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tax Climate for Doing Business Improves to 16th in America from 44th

   –Tax Foundation

Reduction in income, sales and business tax

Lawsuit Reform lowers malpractice insurance premiums 15%

   –Charlotte Business Journal

Debt Reduction

Eliminated $2.5 billion Deficit. Balanced budget

Reduced Unemployment Insurance Fund debt by $2.3 billion

Reduced Unfunded liabilities debt in State Health Plan by $10 billion

   –State Budget, Jacksonville Daily News, CAFR