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  • Top 10 state budget missteps in 2015 | The Progressive Pulse

    The New Year will give North Carolina lawmakers a chance to right their budget wrongs from 2015, says Tazra Mitchell with the Budget & Tax Center

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  • NCGA’s war on public education

    Public education ended up being a big loser in the state budget with Republicans cutting it by half a billion dollars.

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  • United Way and N.C. Budget & Tax Center team up on economy

    Our friends at the United Way and the N.C. Budget and Tax Center are teaming up and hitting the road this winter “to share the story of the economy, the state budget and how education policy, financial stability and health issues are affecting your community.”

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  • What could $336 million loophole buy?

    Republican lawmakers rammed through a huge new tax loophole for businesses amounting to $336 million in revenue lost to North Carolina each year! What would $336 million in lost revenue buy for the people of North Carolina?

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  • New poll shows public support for raising state revenue

    Results of a new poll out this week show that the people of North Carolina agree with Together NC that North Carolina is worth it, including broad support for tax fairness.

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  • How do state budget cuts impact where you live?

    Our friends at Together NC have pulled together a new clearinghouse of statewide and regional information about the economy and the impact of state budget cuts. On the Chopping Block puts data and reports from all seven of NC’s economic regions at your fingertips.

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  • Unemployment Rate Goes Up Because of State Budget Cuts

    According to recently released data, North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose to 9.9% in June. As the N.C. Budget and Tax Center reports, this increase was fueled by state government job losses, which are expected to get worse as the new Republican state budget takes effect.

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  • Veto Overridden, GOP State Budget Becomes Law

    In the end, Republicans cared more about their ridiculous no-tax pledge to anti-government, right-wingers than they cared about keeping a half-billion dollar investment in public education or preventing the loss of tens of thousands more jobs. And North Carolinians will be worse off for it.

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  • Take Action Against the Pending State Budget

    On Thursday afternoon, the North Carolina Senate voted 31-17 along party lines to send the 19.7 billion spending plan to the House. G.O.P. lawmakers are calling it a negotiated compromise with the House, which is expected to vote on it today and tomorrow, where it will reach Governor Perdue’s desk by Saturday.

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  • Speak NC: Juvenille Justice

    Each year, programs like Teens Making a Change (TMAC) help thousands of kids like William who are trying to get their lives back on track. With state-funded mental health and juvenile justice programs are on the chopping block, there might not be as many places for North Carolina’s young people to turn.

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  • Speak NC: Smart Start

    Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally-recognized early childhood system that served 124,000 children in child care last year alone, along with thousands more young children who are not in child care by providing services such as parent training and health screenings.

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  • Speak NC: School Nurse

    North Carolina’s school nurses provide a range of services, including health screening, emergency care, health counseling and treatment for chronic health conditions.

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  • Announcing Speak NC

    Speak NC will be rolling out a video each week featuring North Carolinians that rely on on speech therapy, nursing, or any of the hundreds of services that touch thousands of North Carolinians every year. Watch this trailer for the new video series.

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  • Let’s Stay *North* Carolina

    The newly convened North Carolina General Assembly will be controlled by Republicans, and they will face tough choices to balance the state budget. This web ad produced by Together NC is a reminder to the new leadership in Raleigh that we must not sacrifice the things that make North Carolina a great place to live, open a business, and receive a world-class education.

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  • Richard Burr ‘Couldn’t Imagine’ Acting to Avoid Mass Teacher Layoffs

    Party politics trumps doing anything for N.C. The effects of the Great Recession have been devastating to our state’s budget. Tax collections are down due to massive job losses and reduced consumer spending while increased demand for public services like unemployment threaten North Carolina’s ability to fund its single largest expenditure – public education. The […]

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