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RALEIGH — The judge in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding legal dispute calls for state government to spend an additional $785 million on education-related items. But he has jettisoned a controversial provision from a previous court ruling that raised constitutional concerns.

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RALEIGH — The judge overseeing North Carolina's long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit signaled Friday that he will produce an order next week calling for additional state education spending.

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RALEIGH — A new filing in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit would lop another $25 million off of the cost of court-ordered education spending. Even with the change, advocates still want a court to force the state to spend an additional $770 million on education.

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RAlEIGH — Plaintiffs and N.C. Justice Department lawyers are urging a judge to order $795 million in new state education spending. Briefs filed Friday afternoon confirmed agreement from both groups about whittling down the size of a $1.75 billion spending order issued last fall.

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Tuesday, 05 April 2022 14:13

OPINION: Attention! Deficit disorder!

On March 28, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled his 2023 budget proposal. It totals $5.8 trillion, which would bring federal spending and deficits back below their pandemic-era heights (although not back to 2019 levels). Biden's ask comes to nearly $18,000 for every man, woman, and child in America.

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Monday, 28 March 2022 12:28

OPINION: Feds blew it on COVID relief

If ever there was justification for sudden, expedited, large-scale federal expenditure, the COVID crisis was it. Americans faced a deadly pandemic. Governmental responses to it — some prudent, others panicky — had suppressed mobility, economic activity, and even basic personal freedoms to an unprecedented degree. Some federal relief was necessary.

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"Today’s inflation report," U.S. president Joe Biden told us on March 10, "is a reminder that Americans’ budgets are being stretched by price increases and families are starting to feel the impacts of Putin’s price hike."

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The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late — especially as Republican politicians comb every nook and cranny of the news cycle for topics with which to launch broadsides at the Biden administration.

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Monday, 20 December 2021 10:44

OPINION: Got to pick a pocket?

Did Fagin’s pickpockets stimulate the economy of London?

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Monday, 06 December 2021 13:45

OPINION: How the spending spree will end

Can I let you in on a not-so-little secret? The Democrats in Washington don’t really mean it. The Republicans don’t, either.

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