The N.C. Association of County Commissioners released an analysis of election results, finding Republicans hold a majority on 61 county boards, Democrats hold a majority on 37, and two are split evenly. The boards provide local funding for our schools.
Here is the October 31 report from the N.C. Controller. There is $1.1 billion in the rainy day fund and $1.47 in unappropriated general fund balance. The income tax receipts for this FY are higher because the deadline was pushed to July and sales tax receipts look good.
If we are going to meet the workforce needs of our state in the next 10 years, we need to have more students receive post-secondary degrees and certificates. ... Read the rest