Carolina Journal

by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Judge David Lee, the overseer of the Leandro case, approved a plan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, calling for millions more in education spending to meet North Carolina’s constitutional obligation to provide a sound, basic education to every child. But the General Assembly, whose constitutional duty it is to appropriate…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would seize millions from school choices programs and divert it to public schools. Cooper’s plan could eventually cripple the programs while at the same time propping up failing public schools and punishing low-income families, critics say. Cooper announced a $25 billion…

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by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — On August 26, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25 billion General Fund budget to expand Medicaid, increase unemployment benefits, give teachers higher bonuses, and cut funding to Opportunity Scholarships. Republicans immediately blasted Cooper’s spending plan, calling it a risky “spend now, pray later” proposal.…

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Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Josh Stein, N.C attorney general, tweeted the news Thursday, Aug. 13.…

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