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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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August 18, 2014, No comments

As the NC General Assembly’s short session continues, debates over teaching assistant pay, local option sales tax changes and regulating crowdfunding prove to be sticking points.

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, Comments Off

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon

August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samp ...

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Governor signs NC budget bill, but criticism of teacher pay plan continues

August 8, 2014, Comments Off

The $21 billion state budget, stuffed with dozens of special provisions, includes a $1,000 raise for most state employees, but the final number on wha ...

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.

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    Raleigh Report: NC House, Senate agree on budget ‘framework’
    July 28, 2014, Comments Off

    State budget negotiators worked through the weekend following Saturday's announcement of a breakthrough that could bring the 2014 short legislative session to an end. The framework contains news details on teacher raises and cuts to Medicai ...

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    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...