RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina’s school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors.
Perdue called on House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger on Monday to join her in fashioning a plan to make up for spending reductions in the budget approved last year. There’s another $330 million in additional cuts or expiring federal funds projected for the coming year.
The governor made her request as she starts two weeks of public appearances to talk about the public schools.
Republicans say Perdue’s solution to raise sales taxes is essentially dead on arrival at the Legislature. The GOP takes issue with her characterization that the budget slashed education jobs.
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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Leland Police Department has fixed problems regulators found with its training and records.
The police department released a letter today sent by North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division. The letter dated February 20 thanks the Leland Police Department for “correcting the deficiencies identified in the Field Audit Results report dated November 01, 2011.”
The Criminal Justice Standards Division’s review conducted in September found 89 deficiencies. After getting the report in November, then Police Chief Tim Jayne said 85 of the problems, which dated back to 2005, had been corrected.