Gary Pearce posted the following on his BLOG (www.TalkingAboutPolitics.com):
From Under the Dome:
The N.C. Association of Educators has a video linking House Majority Leader Paul Stam, Wake Board of Education Chairman Ron Margiotta and businessmen Art Pope and Bob Luddy in an alleged plan to destroy public schools.
It picks up on a theme that got its footing last year as a new majority took over the Wake County School Board.
The video creates a narrative with graphics, still photos, and audio clips of Stam, who is pushing for tax credits for parents who send their children to private school.
Luddy, founder of the private Thales academies and a public charter school, was the largest donor to the Wake County School Board majority, and its chairman, Ron Margiotta, was on the board of trustees for Thales Academy in Apex.
Luddy gave a $4,000 contribution to Stam’s campaign, the maximum allowed.
Pope, a big contributor to the Wake GOP last year, objects to characterizations that he is against public schools.
Hoping to read Gov. Perdue’s 2011-2012 Budget Proposal in it’s entirety? If so….
For everyone else, here are the highlights of the Gov’s $19.9 billion budget:
Taxes, Reserves or Salaries:
The Friday Report covers great topics including:
In an interesting political move, the General Assembly is expected to grant what may be referred to as ’emergency budget super powers’ to the Governor this week. Although it may appear harmonious at first, rest assured, this is anything but. No doubt, there is some very savvy political play set to unfold – the details of which, are being closely guarded. As for the rest of us… Waiting and watching is the name of the game.
Check out the story below:
From WRAL: Legislative measure gives Perdue more budget power
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers have rolled out a bill that would give Gov. Beverly Perdue more authority to reduce spending throughout state government to free up extra cash to help close an expected budget gap next year of more than $3.5 billion….