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Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the budget passed by the NC General Assembly on June 28 and offered up a counter proposal a week later. Now, more than a month has passed and the General Assembly has yet to bring a veto override vote to the floor and, publicly, there seems to be little movement on a budget both sides will accept. This week we sat down with Gov. Cooper and discussed the state of the budget, his priorities particularly in education, and what’s next now one month into a new fiscal year without a state budget.

Guest: Governor Roy Cooper, State of North Carolina

Resources

Edlines

State Superintendent rejects reading contract protest
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article233022292.html

State will change how elementary and middle schoolers are tested
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article232992452.html

15 point school grading scale now permanent
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article232188467.html

Interview segments

Medicaid, budget fight test North Carolina governor’s clout
https://apnews.com/209c75c8f3924fd39572bcd123725d52

Governor Cooper and Democratic Leaders Offer Responsible Compromise on State Budget
https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-and-democratic-leaders-offer-responsible-compromise-state-budget

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.