Instead of funding desperately needed 2 percent raises for state employees and a cost-of-living increase for retirees, the NC Senate budget continues diverting almost $600 million to a rainy day fund, which is too much money considering we are starving our public schools. Action options here.
NC NOW had an exciting state conference on Oct 10, 2015. The theme was “Focusing Women’s Power NOW!” Read about inspiring speakers, panel topics and workshops moving feminists forward. Congresswoman Adams’ keynote speech now available!
NC NOW Legislative Update #30 talks about how the House and Senate claim that a budget agreement has been reached – 10.5 weeks late. But the lawmakers won’t give us the details until the following week! It still needs to be reviewed and voted upon – by the end of the week (Sep. 18) to meet the third extension deadline.
The summary discusses the NC Senate’s budget and attacks on education and anti-discrimination laws. Also read about the non-standard process used to make ‘elections modifications’ in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling against Voter ID.