Gov. Pat McCrory announces budget priorities at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh on April 11, 2016. (Photo: WTVD)
8 months ago
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McCrory proposes $50M for health programs, elderly, children

Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd like to see more taxpayer spending on mental health, the elderly and children.
NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot
3 years ago
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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem.
GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances
4 years ago
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer.
Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more
4 years ago
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program.
NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten
4 years ago
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program.
NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K
4 years ago
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program.
NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids
5 years ago
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court.
NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal
5 years ago
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education.
NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations
5 years ago
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state.
Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K
5 years ago
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Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

Gov. Bev Perdue says she's shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten.