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Thursday, February 8, 2018

The NCGA’s New Class-Size Bill Is Loaded With a Bunch of Other Crap You’re Not Going to Like

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:59 PM

This afternoon, with much pomp and circumstance, the General Assembly released a proposed fix for its self-imposed class-size crisis, which school districts around the state feared would strain their resources, as the legislature had created what was, in essence, an unfunded mandate. And so, at a press conference today, Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore unveiled what their press release called “an aggressive effort to improve student outcomes in the early grades by phasing in smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, providing millions of additional state dollars to fund special...

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The Senate Has a Budget Deal, But Are Dems Selling Out Dreamers?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:15 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to keep the government open for the next two years, which would avert a shutdown. Assuming it makes it through the House, of course—and that’s no guarantee. After all, the deal will add hundreds of millions of dollars to the federal deficit, which is already shooting through the roof thanks to tax cuts. And there’s...

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North Carolina’s Redistricting Fight Ain’t Over Yet

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:08 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. So you thought that, since the Supreme Court weighed in Tuesday, North Carolina’s gerrymandering redistricting saga was, if not over, then at a resting point. You were wrong. From the N&O: “Democrats and voters who filed the first lawsuit this decade challenging North Carolina lawmakers’ redistricting plans went back to state court on Wednesday, seven years after challenging the 2011 election maps,...

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More Than 700K N.C. Residents Live in Deep Poverty

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:03 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. A new analysis from NC Policy Watch shows that more than 7 percent of North Carolina households—an estimated 725,000 residents—live in what’s known as deep poverty, meaning they earn 50 percent or less of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that’s $12,300 a year, or $8 per person per day. These rates are highest in Watauga and Scotland counties,...

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