According to WRAL-TV in Raleigh, the RTP-based drug firms have been pressuring her to commit monies to for a taxpayer bailout to help keep them going, but she says she isn't budging. Let us hope this is the beginning of a new trend and her fellow Democrats in the North Carolina General Assembly will follow her lead.
KCC would be thrilled if the Democratic leadership in Raleigh gave up the idea of bailing out or giving corporate welfare/economic incentives to ANY company in North Carolina. It's time to end the handing out of freebies to the likes of Dell, Google, Goodyear, and others. Let the free market take it's rightful place.
KCC congratulates our Democratic governor-elect for her stance against a biotech bailout and encourages her to lead us one step further, forever end the practice of economic incentives. We hope this is a sign of things to come.