Budget (page 2)

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    Budgets: Contrasting Cooper’s and the General Assembly’s Proposals

    Both the General Assembly and Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper have shared their budget priorities this week. They both tackle the same issues, but with very different methods. For instance, on the issue of education, Cooper wants to cut the Opportunity Scholarship program and give teachers a bonus, while the General…
    Brenee Goforth, September 3, 2020
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    Cooper’s Budget: Late and Underbaked

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper released his budget proposal on Wednesday, August 26. Not only was his budget proposal abbreviated, but it wasn’t even on time. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes: We teach our children to submit their work complete and on time. Yesterday, Gov. Cooper released what he called a “streamlined…
    Brenee Goforth, August 28, 2020
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    Here is What’s Going on With N.C.’s Budget

    The state General Assembly comes back in session on September 2. One of the most important things on the docket is to draft a budget for the upcoming years as well as appropriate the remaining monies from the $4 billion awarded to the state in Coronavirus Relief Funds. JLF’s Joe…
    Brenee Goforth, August 27, 2020
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    How To Aid Economy During Coronavirus: Pass The Budget

    On Tuesday, March 10, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the state of North Carolina. At the time, there had been seven confirmed instances of the Coronavirus. As of the time of this writing, there are fourteen presumed cases in the state. Declaring a…
    Brenee Goforth, March 13, 2020
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    Are some teachers planning to protest on a school day again?

    It certainly seems that way. If teachers are planning to have a “day of action” that starts on a Monday at 10 am, then it appears that some teachers will need to take a personal day to attend. Teachers in Wake County have a workday on September 30th, but teachers in…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2019
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    N.C. Senate education budget highlights

    Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate released their budget proposal on Tuesday.  The two-year plan would invest in school safety initiatives, allow teachers to make decisions about school supply purchases, and of course, raise teacher salaries. The budget funds a variety of grants designed to ensure the safety of students…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019
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    Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019
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    If Bertie County Schools were a charter, they’d be closed

    The finances of the Bertie County Public Schools (BCS) are a mess, mostly due to incompetence, staff turnover, and related institutional issues. The State Board of Education will discuss the matter on Thursday. According to N.C. Department of Public Instruction staff, “Based on the 2016-17 audit financial statements for…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018