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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:38 AM

At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats' districts

Source: The News & Observer

N.C. Senate Republicans were visibly upset with Democrats for prolonging the budget debate with amendments during an after-midnight session Friday morning.

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Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon abruptly called for a recess, stopping the proceedings for nearly two hours. GOP leaders headed to a conference room with legislative budget staff, while Democrats – some surprised by the lengthy delay – passed the time with an impromptu dance party in the hall.

The session finally resumed around 3 a.m., and Republican Sen. Brent Jackson introduced a new budget amendment that he explained would fund more pilot programs combating the opioid epidemic. He cited “a great deal of discussion” about the need for more opioid treatment funding.

Jackson didn’t mention where the additional $1 million would come from: directly from education programs in Senate Democrats’ districts and other initiatives the minority party sought.

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article150397682.html

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Reply At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats' districts (Original post)
brooklynite May 2018 OP
benld74 May 2018 #1
Matthew28 May 2018 #2
mopinko May 2018 #3
CRK7376 May 2018 #4
lagomorph777 May 2018 #5
gay texan May 2018 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:54 PM

1. N.C. State GOP Scum of earth

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:14 PM

2. Gop

is all about destroying this nation and making it uncomparative.

Must all be voted out!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:30 PM

3. how is that even legal?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:13 PM

4. And they wonder why

we public school teachers of NC are marching in Raleigh today! Last time my classroom got new high school history textbooks was 2008....The 20-24 useable textbooks I have are absolutely
falling apart, plus I don't have enough books if every kid on my roster shows up for class. When all of them are in class, they have to share the books which leads to more chaos in the classroom....Thanks GOP for all your support to public education.....NOT!!!!!

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Response to CRK7376 (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:28 PM

5. Educated voters don't vote GOP.

There's the problem.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:12 PM

6. I see it happening in other states

Personally, I think it's a plan to defund public schools. This seems like a well-orchestrated plan to keep the populace stupid and a transfer of wealth over to private schools.

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