The Senate passed its budget more than a month ago, and now we are beginning to get a peek at parts of the House budget. Thursday morning part of the House education budget was released in the House Education Appropriations Committee. However a critical part of the education budget—salaries—was not revealed. The bottom line of the appropriation is $10.1 billion for K-12 for the first year of the biennium and $10.08 billion for the second year. For community colleges, the amount is approximately $1.2 billion each year.
Also, learn about terrible process used to push budget through.
Take action on anti-abortion bill HB 453, The scheduled override vote on this bill was postponed, not yet rescheduled – so write them now. SB 729 is a proposed amendment to the NC Constitution which would effectively ban affirmative action! It is pushed by a state Senate leader whose gerrymandered redistricting map was found by a court to discriminate against Black voters with “surgical precision.”
Fayetteville NOW is a cosponsor of “Organizing Against Racism Groundwater Training” event on 10/19/19. This event provides an excellent opportunity to explore the root causes of racism and begin a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. See event flyer for how to register.