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Apr 14, 2014

NC Politics in the News - April 14, 2014

 

POLICY
A bill that would make epinephrine injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, available in all North Carolina schools remains stalled in the state Senate.
 
Republican legislative leaders plan to ask the North Carolina Supreme Court to allow a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools to begin this fall while litigation challenging it works its way through court.
 
Legislative leaders said Friday that they plan to appeal a judge's decision that prevents low-income parents from receiving taxpayer money to help with the cost of sending their children to private or religious schools.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory’s efforts to privatize some functions of the N.C. Department of Commerce may be getting some resistance. 
 
There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers.
 
ELECTION & CAMPAIGN
By the registration numbers, you might not realize that voters face some big decisions in the May 6 primary election.
 
Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives alike seem to have settled on a favorite candidate to face Sen. Kay Hagan, the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election.
 
PERSONNEL CHANGES
Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring.
 
 
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