Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2014

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    Kricker Rules the State Board of Elections

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick

    Yes, state board member, Maja Kricker, really did rule at the State Board of Elections (SBOE) meeting today. Her opinion was the only opinion that counted when it came to the five member SBOE voting on one-stop variance requests made by county board of elections. Here is the background to today's story. One of the provisions in VIVA (the […]

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    Tillis, Berger Announce Details of Budget Agreement

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A press release put out by House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger provides some details regarding their tentative budget agreement. Below is the text of the release: Raleigh, N.C. – House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a joint press conference Tuesday to announce details of the […]

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    NEA and NCAE membership down

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    I was out of the office a few days last week and I know the story has already been reported by some of our friends, but it's worth repeating. Last week Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) provided new NEA state affiliate membership numbers for 2013.  Union membership has been in decline all over the US, and […]

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    NCAE VP Spews Nonsense

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Expressing concern over the ongoing budget negotiations and the size of pay raises NC teachers will receive, NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell had this to say: "Strong schools are funded through a strong tax base," he said. "They gave tax breaks for millionaires and corporations. This is why we have this huge hole now. It's […]

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    State Budget Deal Coming This Week?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    Budget negotiators from the House and Senate have reportedly come to a tentative agreement on the main sticking points in state budget negotiations. The state House and Senate on Saturday agreed on the outlines of a budget that gives teachers a raise of about 7 percent and saves the jobs of teacher assistants. The deal […]

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