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    NCGA has an official Snow Day

    Both Senate and House leaders have cancelled meetings, decided not to hold session, and declared a ‘snow day’. The big news is that the bill to raise the cap on JDIG and allow the governor to have his closing fund for economic incentives was to be filed today.  According to…
    Sarah Curry, February 17, 2015
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    School funding: The rest of the story

    Mark Binker’s story “School funding debate meets reality in classrooms” begins with a tale of woe from Vance County. The principal at Aycock Elementary School in Vance County would like to replace world maps that are out of date and science textbooks that were current when she was a…
    Terry Stoops, August 26, 2013
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    Media indifference to closure of The Mint

    It’s been nearly a week since the Triangle Business Journal reported that The Mint, a taxpayer subsidized eatery in downtown Raleigh, will close.  And we are still waiting for the two largest media outlets in the area – WRAL and the News & Observer – to say something…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2012
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    Media largely ignoring closure of The Mint

    Two of the largest media outlets in the area, namely WRAL and the News & Observer, continue to ignore the closure of The Mint, an upscale, taxpayer-subsidized restaurant in downtown Raleigh.  There is no valid excuse for their failure to report on this boondoggle. If you are looking for…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2012
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    Fired teacher assistant featured on WRAL gets rehired

    Do you remember the story of Ashley Lancaster, a teacher assistant at B.T. Bullock Elementary School in Sanford?  Probably not.  She was the focus of a June 1, 2011 “Damn Republicans!” report by the folks at WRAL. On the same day Republican lawmakers said they protected all public school…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2011