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    ICYMI: Governor Cooper’s State of the State Recap

    On Monday, April 26, Governor Roy Cooper gave his biennial State of the State address at the General Assembly. If you would like to watch the full broadcast, below is an embed of the live stream from PBS North Carolina. You can also read the full prepared…
    Brenee Goforth, April 27, 2021
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    CMS altered bond projects without telling the public, board

    The Charlotte Observer has the scoop: Less than three years ago, voters overwhelmingly approved the biggest school bond package in Mecklenburg County history — nearly $1 billion to build new classrooms, repair old buildings and relieve overcrowding. But documents show that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administrators last year scaled back plans…
    Terry Stoops, February 5, 2020
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    Large Crowd shows up to hear McCrory speak on the bond proposal

    Pictures taken at the James B Hunt, Jr library in Raleigh at the NC State campus.  This talk is part of Connect NC’s push to educate the public and garner support for the bonds.  Do you support the bonds?  To learn more about them and McCrory’s campaign across the…
    Sarah Curry, January 5, 2016
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    Bonds do raise your taxes!

    New Hanover county is debating its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and there is a property tax increase in the proposal.  In the article, the county manager is quoted saying the reason for the tax increase is to pay for the bonds approved by voters in 2006 and…
    Sarah Curry, June 9, 2015
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    Results from Bonds on the ballot

    During this election cycle, many decided to offer general obligation bonds to pay for schools, streets and sidewalks, parks and recreation, water systems, and many other items.  While many might argue that these items are a function of government, should debt be issued to fund these initiatives? General obligation bonds…
    Sarah Curry, November 5, 2014
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    Bonds on the ballot

    North Carolina hasn’t seen a state-wide bond referendum since the early 2000s, but that doesn’t mean the local governments haven’t had a bond on the ballot.  This year there are a number of bond items on the ballot including water systems, parks and recreation, schools, sidewalks, and many more.  Some for…
    Sarah Curry, October 31, 2014
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    Iredell pro-bond group messes with Halloween

    It’s bad enough that those who are promoting a facilities bond in Iredell County are using kids as props and public schools as distribution centers. Now they are messing with Halloween. But I am not worried.  I suspect that most pro-bond handouts will go the way of Necco…
    Terry Stoops, October 21, 2014