Governor Cooper’s COVID Budget Requests

By Cady Thomas

The Governor has laid out his priorities for COVID relief spending in the document linked here. This is not his full budget proposal for the biennium.

Please note he has requested federal funds be used for the following of transportation:
  • Highway Infrastructure of $258,995,900
  • Airport Grants-in-Aid of $63,938,525
None of this was included in SB 36 which was passed this week by the NCGA. However, they did not expend all of the federal funds in this bill and plan to do a second COVID related bill within the next two weeks.