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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

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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. Full story...
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County partner agencies, supporters only ones to speak at budget hearing

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The budget is typically a contentious topic among folks in the county, but no one outside of an organization spoke out to county commissioners about the recommended funding. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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NC House panel backs next year's budget changes

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House budget-writers have recommended changes to the spending plan for North Carolina state government next year that ease school district funding reductions and give public employees and teachers a small bonus four years after their last pay increase. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says taxpayers don't need to worry about Convention Center costs

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video With the City of Wilmington talking next year's budget, we wanted to find out how much it would cost to run the Convention Center and where the money would come from. Full story...
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NC House panels roll out spending adjustments

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A North Carolina budget subcommittee recommends a two-thirds reduction in the amount of money local school districts would be required to return to state government next year. Full story...
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NC Medicaid gap fix given final legislative OK

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The Legislature has given final approval to a method to close a shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program this year that also contains a provision to slow efforts to privatize medical services for prisoners. Full story...
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NC lawmakers mull how much schools should pay back

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Some House Republicans would like to slash by more than half the amount North Carolina public school districts will have to return to the state next year. But GOP lawmakers aren't sure there's enough money elsewhere in state government to do that. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to consider budget plans tonight

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A ballpark proposal is not the only big thing on Wilmington City Council's agenda tonight. Council will also begin looking at next year's budget. Full story...
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