NC General Assembly (page 390)

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    Perdue to allow school testing bill to become law without her signature

    Veto No. 3 will have to wait, as Gov. Beverly Perdue has decided not to challenge a bill to scrap four N.C. high school end-of-course tests. Terry Stoops has argued for a “repeal and replace” strategy that would allow for nationally normed tests to replace those…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: The legislative week recapped

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report reviews this week’s action from the N.C. General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: An update on the charter school cap bill

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report outlines the latest developments in debate over Senate Bill 8, the measure designed to lift North Carolina’s statewide cap of 100 public charter schools.
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2011
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    Finance Committee Debates Governments Involvement in Broadband Industry

    House Finance Committee Debated HB129 Level Playing Field/Local Government Competition The Sponsor of the bil Rep. Avila explained the bill. Basically bill is about free enterprise- specifically with providing broadband services. Currently private industries are in competition with local governments- We should be asking why is government in this business…
    Kellie Slappey, March 17, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kristy Bailey’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a bill that would deny UNC and N.C. community college admission to illegal immigrants. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on North Carolina’s need for leaders who take the state’s problems seriously.
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2011
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    Free Elmo!

    Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is about to introduce a bill (PDF) banning federal funding for National Public Radio and any other use of federal tax dollars for “radio content acquisition.” The bill would still allow funding for Voice of America and Defense Department-related activities. Lamborn represents Colorado Springs (home…
    Rick Henderson, March 16, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on the legislative debate over a voter ID bill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the concept of a “green-collar” job.
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2011
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    New at CJO: Lawmakers debate medical malpractice reform

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the General Assembly’s consideration of medical malpractice reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011