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Australia’s positive experience with stronger gun regulations | http://bit.ly/1hIARHF #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
Scott Lemieux of The Guardian has written a fine article about yesterday’s horrific murder-suicide tragedy in Virgina that’s worth your time. Here’s one of the best parts: “It is true – as apologists for the status quo will be sure to point out – that it is impossible to know whether today’s murder specifically could have been prevented by a more stringent gun control regime, let alone by one characterized exclusively by background checks. But on...
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#TABOR would guarantee a permanent place at the bottom for North Carolina | http://ow.ly/Rrjt7 #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
State lawmakers would like to amend North Carolina’s state constitution in ways that would undermine our ability to adequately meet the needs of a growing and changing state and impede our ability to build today for a strong economy for the future. These amendments would reduce annual state revenue by nearly $2 billion if implemented in 2015, meaning state funding cuts to important public investments that drive the state forward – our public scho...
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#TABOR would guarantee a permanent place at the bottom for North Carolina | The Progressive Pulse http://ow.ly/Rrjt7 #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
State lawmakers would like to amend North Carolina’s state constitution in ways that would undermine our ability to adequately meet the needs of a growing and changing state and impede our ability to build today for a strong economy for the future. These amendments would reduce annual state revenue by nearly $2 billion if implemented in 2015, meaning state funding cuts to important public investments that drive the state forward – our public scho...
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Just in: House, Senate reach deal on teacher & state employee pay raises | http://bit.ly/1EjbTse #ncga #ncpol #nced #ncgov
The News & Observer is reporting that House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement on how much to pay teachers and state employees next year. Making good on last year’s promise, beginning teachers will see their base pay rise to $35,000 per year, up from $33,000 that was enacted last year. All other experienced teachers will receive step increases as laid out in the state’s  streamlined salary schedule, which lawmakers enacted last year. (S...
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Actual North Carolina #unemployment still in double digits | #ncga #ncpol #ncjobs #ncgov
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A historic month for voting rights sheds light on the fight ahead | http://bit.ly/1K15uEC #ncga #ncpol #VRA #votingrights
This August marked the anniversary of two major milestones in the journey for American voting rights. The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, turned 95. And the landmark federal Voting Rights Act turned 50. Both were passed thanks to the immeasurable sacrifice of so many brave ...
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North Carolina’s waning support extends to both ends of education pipeline | http://bit.ly/1hc2U1d #ncga #nced #ncpol #ncgov
As North Carolina students embark upon a new school year, lots of media coverage has focused on waning state-level support for public schools. This waning support extends beyond public schools to both ends of the education pipeline – early childhood and higher education. Whereas North Carolina should be boosting investments in its entire education pipeline in order to become a more competitive and attractive state, we have taken a different path...
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Sweepstakes industry corruption: How far does it go? What should be done? (Full Video) | http://bit.ly/1NWayaO #ncga #ncpol @democracync
If you weren’t able to attend NC Policy Watch’s Crucial Conversation with the Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina, that full program is now available online. This week’s event featured watchdog Bob Hall discussing the large and potentially illegal campaign contributions from individuals affiliated with the controversial “sweepstakes” industry to some of North Carolina’s top elected officials. Please watch and then share this special pr...
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Public School Forum’s new study group to seek solutions to racial inequity in schools | http://bit.ly/1UdNhmz #ncga #ncpol #ncgov #nced
The Public School Forum of NC announced Wednesday it’s forming a new study group — and, possibly, a new center — to seek solutions to racial inequities and unfair funding formulas found in North Carolina’s schools. Using the following question as the foundation for its work, “what would it take to provide every child in North Carolina with the opportunity to receive a sound basic education?” the group, comprising educators, government officials, ...
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#Medicaid expansion: the state-by-state picture |http://bit.ly/1WSNtvL #ncga #ncpol #ncgov
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As #UNC system looks for new leaders, more information coming out about Tom Ross dismissal |http://bit.ly/1U6C1hg #ncga #nced #ncpol
As a slate of appointed leaders get closer to appointing a new head of North Carolina's higher education system, details continue to trickle out about the January decision to get rid of its current president, Tom Ross. John Fennebresque, the chair of the University of North Carolina's Board of ...
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Minority leader: Ongoing budget delays will cost North Carolina qualified educators (Audio) http://bit.ly/1Ki4D0A #ncga #nced #ncpol #ncgov
Could a third continuing budget resolution be on the horizon? Some of the state’s top budget negotiators acknowledge they may not have the state budget finalized by their August 31st deadline. That would force lawmakers to pass a third continuing resolution. House Minority Leader Larry D. Hall of Durham tells NC Policy Watch some have suggested that school districts simply offer their personnel month-to-month contracts until the budget numbers ar...
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NC Policy Watch is a progressive, nonprofit and non-partisan public policy organization with a simple mission: to change the way elected officials debate important issues and, ultimately, to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians. NC Policy Watch is an independent project of the NC Justice Center, North Carolina’s leading private, nonprofit anti-poverty organization. The two organizations share the same guiding objective—to bring about social, political and economic justice in North Carolina. Since its founding in 2004, NC Policy Watch has established itself as the state’s most prolific and influential progressive voice and a direct and effective counterpoint to the state’s conservative think tanks.