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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 13:41

New N.C. budget expands school choice

RALEIGH — Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were among them and have plenty to celebrate in the new spending plan.

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Monday, 22 November 2021 14:23

How inflation may gobble up Thanksgiving budgets

RALEIGH — As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, many of us will give thanks for the chance to spend time with family and friends, and for the indulgent meal. But inflation will take the first bite, making Thanksgiving 2021 the most expensive in history.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is in line to receive more than $32 million in appropriations with the passage of the state budget.

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Thursday, 18 November 2021 16:20

Cooper signs first budget as governor

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, Nov. 18, signed the $25.9 billion budget plan into law. It's the first budget from the General Assembly that Cooper has signed since taking office in 2017.

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ROCKINGHAM — Pending the passage of the state budget, Richmond County’s late sheriff will be memorialized on a local bridge.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says he will sign the first budget from the General Assembly since he took office in 2017. The announcement came in a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 16, and before the first vote from the Senate on Tuesday afternoon.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly will begin votes Tuesday on the newly-released 2021-23 conference budget. The 2021-22 budget plan of $25.9 billion represents a 4.3% increase over the previous plan. The fiscal 2022-23 portion of the biennial plan is $27 billion, and the state’s rainy day fund grows to $4.25 billion by the end of the biennium.

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RALEIGH — A new study from researchers at the University of Arkansas and Western Carolina University finds that a Democrat-backed budget bill pending in Congress would slash an average of $1,131 per student in resources for charter schools.

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Monday, 18 October 2021 12:47

Where does North Carolina stand on the budget?

RALEIGH — As legislative members prepare for another week of redistricting committee meetings and budget talks, North Carolina is more than three months into the new fiscal year. The state still does not have a budget in place. Both the House and Senate have passed their versions but there is a new aspect of the process that hopefully Governor Roy Cooper will agree to so that a new budget will be passed by his administration.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants a provision to curb a governor’s powers removed from state budget plans.

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