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The “genius of the market” impacts the teacher pay debate

According to the market fundamentalist think tanks, North Carolina teachers are not really underpaid or overworked. Over the last several years, their websites have been replete with articles informing us that North Carolina has a comparatively low cost of living, … Read More...

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Mixed News on WI Jobs: Growth in March Barely Offsets Prior Losses in 2014

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.9%   
New employment data for Wisconsin was released today by state and federal officials, and the news is pretty positive, at least at first blush, but a closer examination of the new and updated figures reveals some bad news as well.

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Mixed News on WI Jobs: Growth in March Barely Offsets Prior Losses in 2014

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.9%   
New employment data for Wisconsin was released today by state and federal officials, and the news is pretty positive, at least at first blush, but a closer examination of the new and updated figures reveals some bad news as well.

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Food stamps backlog cost $21 million, state asking for more federal help

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services staff confirmed Thursday that dealing with the massive backlog of food stamps cases cost  $21 million in unanticipated costs, in overtime and other costs at both the state and county level.
Now, state … Read More...

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Save the Date May 29th: Unpacking McCleary at Town Hall

 Addressing Equity, Opportunity, and Funding in Washington State's Education System  
Thursday, May 29th at Town Hall Seattle, 7:30 p.m.

School funding and improving educational outcomes for all our kids are some of the most talked about – and contentious – issues in the state, and will be for years to come. 

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The coal ash mess: Here to stay for the foreseeable future?

Wasn’t it just several weeks ago that Gov. Pat McCrory was stating plainly that North Carolina needed to move its coal ash waste sites away from water as is being done in South Carolina? Now after much hemming and hawing … Read More...

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Tax cuts still aren’t telling the story supporters want

At his Tax Day press conference, Governor McCrory repeated the often-heard claim that the effect of cutting taxes on the state’s economy speaks for itself. Last year’s tax cuts may be speaking, but they’re not telling the story its proponents … Read More...

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