The US Senate confirmed proposed Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos on February 7, 2017, in a historic vote. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking yes vote, something that has never happened before for a cabinet position.
All you want for Christmas is disaster relief, right? Gov. McCrory has called for a special legislative session beginning Tuesday, December 13, “for the purpose of authorizing the financial assistance necessary to aid the recovery from both Hurricane Matthew and the western North Carolina wildfires… and …
November 2016 has been an education-report-issuing good time in the old North State! A new legislative report on school funding was released November 14, while a draft report on NC’s virtual charter school pilot program was presented to the Charter School Advisory Board on November 15. Talk about things to be thankful for, right?
The budget devised by House and Senate negotiators to reconcile the differences between their respective chamber plans was released late on Monday, June 27. The Senate passed the bill on Wed., June 29, and the House on Friday, July 1. The budget comprises two documents: the conference budget bill and the conference money report.
The NC Senate released its $22.2 billion budget plan just before midnight on Tuesday, May 31. Chamber leaders were, as planned, able to pass the 187-page bill that features faster tax cuts than the House plan just over 48 hours later, at 12:05 Friday, June 3. Read the full measure here and the Appropriations Committee report […]
Here’s the House budget, proposed on May 16 and passed on May 19. It includes small teacher pay raises. They average 3% but are structured so that teachers in the middle of their careers get more than new or veteran teachers. Those teachers would get bonuses of $1,000, paid throughout the year, rather than salary increases.