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House revises gas tax plan

| March 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Bruce Siceloff, News and Observer, March 3, 2015. House leaders rolled out a plan Tuesday to drop the state gas tax to 36 cents per gallon in April and keep it from falling below 30 cents in July. And they promised to decide – this year – how to pump up the state’s anemic […]

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After contentious meeting, Charlotte’s LGBT ordinance fails 6-5

| March 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Ely Portillo and Mark Price, Charlotte Observer, March 2, 2015. Controversial bathroom provision removed before City Council’s final vote After a contentious meeting on Monday, Charlotte City Council voted down the most controversial ordinance it has considered in years, a nondiscrimination proposal that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to protected categories. […]

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Tata defends DOT’s handling of icy roads

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

by David Crabtree, WRAL, March 2, 2015. Freezing rain and black ice contributed to a 13-car pile-up and many other wrecks around the Triangle Sunday morning, leaving some drivers to complain that the accidents could have been avoided if the North Carolina Department of Transportation was better prepared. But Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said Monday […]

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Wake County wants charter school and calendar flexibility

| March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, March 1, 2015. As leaders of North Carolina’s largest school system, Wake County school leaders hope this year to convince state legislators to let them operate their own charter schools and set their own school calendars. Wake school leaders say they want to operate schools with the same […]

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Which NC teachers should be paid more?

| March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Julie Ball, Asheville Citizen-Times, March 2, 2015. School districts across North Carolina have submitted plans to the General Assembly regarding teacher pay and which teachers should receive more money. State lawmakers intended to create pilot programs to test some of the plans. But some districts, in submitting their plans, raised concerns about the effectiveness […]

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