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This pandemic has affected every corner of our state, including our state budget needs. For many families, it has also shifted their priorities. Last week, I proposed a budget that tackles the challenges we’re facing today while building for the promise of tomorrow. We can emerge from this crisis even stronger than before if we invest wisely.

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RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion COVID-19 package during a Tuesday, Sept. 1, news conference. The proposal — which they plan to pass this week during a two-day session — sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper, who earlier released his budget priorities. Those priorities differ drastically from Republicans’ plans.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools and universities are asking the General Assembly for millions more to deal with COVID-19 challenges.

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RALEIGH — While public schools wait for Gov. Roy Cooper to decide how classes will look this year, private schools are finalizing plans for reopening.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College provided updates about campus renovations and the use of funds from the CARES Act during the Oct. 2 Board of Trustees meeting via teleconference.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HAMLETN— Richmond Community College mailed out checks to students who were eligible for emergency financial assistance through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Security Act.

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RALEIGH — The coronavirus forced reforms that could help patients access telemedicine and affordable health care, experts said during the “COVID-19 and Telehealth: A New Era In Virtual Care” Shaftesbury Society meeting Monday, May 18.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Three North Carolina members of the U.S. House of Representatives say they’ll back a bill giving states and localities flexibility under the CARES Act to replace lost tax money. The bill was inspired by a letter sent to congressional leaders from the John Locke Foundation and other state-based free-market policy groups.

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