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July 21, 2014, No comments

A hike in local sales taxes could go before the voters in November under a new plan that emerged last week in the state Senate. Meanwhile, budget talks continue.

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Town hall tackles education as Common Core repealed

July 18, 2014, No comments

Jamey Falkenbury, director of operations for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, traveled throughout Western North Carolina this week answering questions about Commo ...

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Vote Check: How NC House, Senate voted on repealing Common Core education standards

July 18, 2014, No comments

North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill this week that will to repeal national education standards known as Common Core. Here is how the the state's ...

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Financial disclosures show net worth of WNC’s congressional reps

July 16, 2014, No comments

Each year, members of both chambers are required by law to disclose the details of their assets and liabilities in an effort to deter perceptions of a ...

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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, ...