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Perspective | COVID-19 budget and state decisions update

On May 2, the North Carolina General Assembly approved a pandemic relief package nearing $1.6 billion in two bills. After compromising, votes in the house and the senate were unanimous in passing the COVID-19 relief package.

Here to discuss the impacts of what this funding can bring as well as the State Board of Education decisions as the school year ends are Freebird McKinney, Rep. Craig Horn, and Sen. Don Davis. 


  • Freebird McKinney – State Board of Education’s Director of Legislative Affairs and Community Outreach
  • Rep. Craig Horn – (R) Union
  • Sen. Don Davis – (D) Greene, Pitt
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