Four years ago at this time, North Carolina’s General Assembly had not passed a budget. Democrats led both chambers. On July 14 that year, Sen. Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said the failure to pass a budget two weeks past the start of the fiscal year was an example of Democrats’ incompetence.
“For the average person, when they have a deadline and they need to get something done, they are held accountable,” he said at a news conference.
Berger, now the Senate president pro tem, has not yet commented on whether the current General Assembly's failure to pass a budget more than two weeks past the start of the fiscal year is an example of the Republicans’ incompetence or how he should be held accountable for his role in the failure.