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Topic: State Budget Showdown

Just one day after the General Assembly passed a new state budget, Governor Roy Cooper announced he was vetoing it, citing lack of investment in public education and failure to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for low income North Carolinians. So what happens next? We’re joined today by two top political reporters to discuss. We’re also going to continue our series of interviews with candidates for State Superintendent when we’re joined by a former director at the Department of Public Instruction, Amy Jablonski.

Guests:

Will Doran, NC Politics Reporter, News & Observer

Lauren Horsch, Reporter, N.C. Insider

Dr. Amy Jablonski, Candidate, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Resources

EdLines

New reading assessment contract challenge rejected by state
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article232323222.html

Innovative School District loses principal
https://www.robesonian.com/news/124833/major-resigns-as-southside-ashpoles-principal

State testing reduction facing opposition from NC Chamber (use standardized testing image)
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article232143892.html

Interview Segments

State Budget news
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article232512972.html#storylink=mainstage_card5

Amy Jablonski campaign web site
https://www.amyjablonski.com/

Watch the final word

Keith Poston

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